Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Orlando, Florida
Driftwood hitchhikers (Warning: pictures of worms)
Hey everyone! I just want to share something interesting/disgusting I found when I was preparing some driftwood.
I got the wood from the beach and began soaking it in a large tub of water to get them waterlogged again since I left them to dry out. Also I read somewhere that this also eliminates any marine hitchhikers that came along, as they can't survive in fresh water.
I got to experience the latter point pretty well, as weird things started to drift up to the water surface. They seem to be some kind of wood lice or something along those lines, but when put under a microscope they resembled something more like a kind of polychaete worm. The pictures aren't great, but good enough to give you an idea.
This one was still kind of twitching.....