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Observed: 2nd April 2011 By: weston
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

JonathanWallace's picture

They look rather pale and

They look rather pale and translucent for brandling worms. What was the habitat you collected them from? Brandling worms would normally be in a substrate that is very rich in organic matter such as compost, manure etc.

Jonathan Wallace

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Brandling worm

The habitat was a dense woodland area within a pit of soil which contained some organic matter - rotting leaves and wood.

These worms were included in data which I collected for an OPAL survey. I found identification quite difficult. Can you make any suggestions regarding identification ?

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Worm id

If the smaller worms don't have a well developed saddle they are immature and can't really be identified (according to OPAL guide)