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worms in Giants

Cave_Troll

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In a puddle in one of the handholds in the climb up from Basecamp chamber is a population of small red worms
about 1.5 - 2 cm long and maybe 1 mm wide.
number, nor sure as they're small ... over 50 ?
I didn't have a camera sorry.

Is anyone interested ?
 

2xw

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Tubiflex worms are red and live in water with sediment like this and are about the size you describe. They can tolerate some quite polluted water - I assumed they will have washed in or something and are living in the sediment.
 
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