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Blood worms what are they

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Hi I've been watching these clowns in Maine (usa) catch blood worms on tv . Are they different then the ones i get from pet store. These can be over 10 inches long and looks like real blood comes out if you cut them. I was told the frozen blood worms from pet shop are misquote larvae. The ones in Maine get over ten inches so i assume they are worms? Are they two different species?



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According to the Culture Articles, the bloodworms in captivity belong to the genus Chironomus, which are non-biting midges. Hope this helps!



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Hi Cliff,

I think the worms you saw being harvested on TV are a marine species - Glycera dibranchiata. So no, they are not the same species that you are feeding your newts :)

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