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Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

Everyone knows about the bobbit worm and if you don't.. well, don't worry, they can only grow *squints* a few meters long? Holy hell.

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Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

But what about the Antarctic Scale Worm? Though it's a little misleading, normally that horrible head thing isn't visible, it's tucked under and lunges out like a fuckin xenomorph.

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Acorn Worms just look like worms so w/e but this is hilarious tbh:

youtube.com/watch?v=P5dhj2aKQm

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I want to know wtf penises scientists were looking at when they named these penis worms.

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Hammerhead worms are pretty cool. Unless you're an earthworm.

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There are so many dang worms out there. Vermiform bodies must be very successful since there are so many different groups with them that aren't particularly closely related.

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@cambrian_era cool imo

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@cambrian_era you've seen the giant earthworm getting eaten by a leach, right?

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@Timmy no but I can guess what it looks like

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@cambrian_era it's worth watching for the spooky theremin soundtrack the BBC chose to pair it with youtu.be/0fGGz6d3vC4

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@cambrian_era love this worm

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@cambrian_era i feel like this worm’s morphology might be able to explain how appendages came about in the evolutionary cycle

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@patience It actually looks like appendages evolved a lot of times independently. For instance, annelid worms and arthropods both have segments with lots of appendages, but also have unsegmented relatives that are more closely related to them than the group that includes vertebrates.

I don't know why I find that so interesting.

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@cambrian_era i’ve long found origins like appendages or how vertebrates started with five digits per appendage to be fascinating topics, even though neither is within my area of research knowledge

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@cambrian_era I strongly identify with this enormous monster that is trying its best to be lovely and iridescent

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@cambrian_era how is this not just a millipede?

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@ItsJenNotGabby That's a totally different type of animal! This is an annelid worm, those are myriapods. They actually seem to have entirely independently evolved things like segmentation and legs.

Also millipedes are nice leaf grazers and bobbit worms are assholes that are incredibly aggressive ambush hunters.

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@cambrian_era ambush hunter sounds terrifying tbh

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@ItsJenNotGabby they bury themselves in the sand and when fish swim by they snap them and drag them under. they're cool but definitely very nasty predators.

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@cambrian_era brb never going in the water again

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@ItsJenNotGabby I think you're safe in the US!

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@cambrian_era cant risk it 😉😂

Horrible Worms, Look at Your Own Risk 

@cambrian_era this is astonishingly beautiful, tbh. the oplaescence... the graceful arc of the horns or whatever on the sides of its head...

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@byttyrs That's it's jaws, they snap shut to grab prey.

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@cambrian_era oh hell yeah. couldn't even figure out which surface of the worm I was looking at lmao

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