Huge worm crawls out of spider..gross!!

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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 07:21 AM
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I saw this today. Apparently some guy in Australia was out filming a surfing video when a spider came out of nowhere. He claims he hit it with bug spray and moments later this crawled out ..



Its a horse hair worm. Wiki says about horse hair worms :


About 351 species are known and a conservative estimate suggests that there may be about 2000 species worldwide. The name "Gordian" stems from the legendary Gordian knot. This relates to the fact that nematomorpha often tie themselves in knots.


All in all pretty gross! I dont know what worse the spider or the worm lol


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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 07:25 AM
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Interesting scientific display PhoenixOD, is the worm a parasite?



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 07:28 AM
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Yes it seems they infect all sort of insects. I once saw a video of one coming out of a preying mantis on youtube that was probably bigger than this one.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 07:30 AM
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That makes sense then I couldn't see it from beginning. Interesting still to observe take care


xenomorphs and stuff no, just interesting that's all
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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 07:38 AM
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Well that is freaky to say the least. I have never seen it happen before.. Usually the only cases I see with spiders are wasps laying eggs in them. Cool find.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 07:43 AM
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Wow! That was AWESOME!

I have seen some crazy things here, but that would definitely be hard to beat!! I will keep this in mind when people offer me insects to eat...



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 07:50 AM
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Heres some more horse hair worm fun :








posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 07:51 AM
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Damn, thats just nasty.

I'm going to guess that the worm is leaving the host because its dead. That was some freaky # right there



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:04 AM
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Did anyone else feel sorry for the worm LOL?

Poor thing would have felt like it was crawling in acid
why not just put it out of its misery rather than spray it and make it suffer a prolonged painful death via chemical burning?



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:04 AM
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Damn you OP, WHY........why did I click on this - even after the title gave fair warning of grossness.

Yuck.........I'm actually put off pasta now!

Gimme a snake and a crocodile anyday, but you can keep dem damn spiderzzzzz




posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:09 AM
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Seems adult worms are free living but larvae are parasite, they need a host to become adult.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:11 AM
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its more parasite/predator assessment



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
Did anyone else feel sorry for the worm LOL?

Poor thing would have felt like it was crawling in acid
why not just put it out of its misery rather than spray it and make it suffer a prolonged painful death via chemical burning?


The spider probably wasnt having a good day either..



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:17 AM
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There's a good show on tv called "monsters inside me" - explains human parasites and assorted nasties......

This thread should be entitled "the monsters inside the monsters"......

How does the worm get so big in relation to it's cricket or spider host..... Disturbing....

PDUK

PS - love some of the music in the back ground :-)
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posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:20 AM
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Another thought the spider had a large chance encountering the larvae when eating another creature



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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Australia...



Seriously though, that was messed up.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:33 AM
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Damn, that was gross.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:43 AM
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OMG that is horrifying!!

Kind of neat at the same time though but I wouldn't want to be around that.

I am not a fan of spiders, they tend to make me cower in fear.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by IkNOwSTuff
Did anyone else feel sorry for the worm LOL?

Poor thing would have felt like it was crawling in acid
why not just put it out of its misery rather than spray it and make it suffer a prolonged painful death via chemical burning?


No way, I would rather it crawling in acid than crawling up my nose while I was asleep



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 03:42 PM
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I have a few questions?

Q. What type of spider is that a tarantula type or smaller?

Q. It that worm a long worm, ring worm or a whip worm found in dogs and Cats?

Q. Did the worm decided to come out because the host was dead?

I didn't know that worms were parasitic to insects and spiders. I thought horse hair worms (see other videos) were found only in water?





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