Mama Diaries

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Terrifying Bloodworms

"Mama, did you know that bloodworms are the scariest worms on the planet?" my son asked.


I popped out a frozen cube of them and watched it bob in our African clawed frog's aquarium. They were the frog's dinner. "What? These things?" The red blob hardly looked like a terrifying entity.


"Yeah. They're worse than leeches."


"No kidding?" I said. "How do you know?"


"I saw a video. They have sharp teeth and can suck the blood out of you. That's why they're called blood worms."


I had to see this. So I watched a video.






And another.




 


Are you totally grossed out yet?
Those little buggers are at the very least, quite disgusting! I'm so glad Croaky, our frog eats them. The world is a better place because of him!

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  1. Thanks you, yes, I am disturbed now...

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    1. Sorry. (No, I'm not. ;-)) I agree, though, they are pretty disturbing.

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  2. Hi, Sherry!

    I thought I was watching an episode of Grimm! :)

    Those worms might be scary looking (have a face and proboscis that only a mother could love) but they seem to be more beneficial than harmful. It's a good thing the worms didn't eat Croaky the frog instead of the other way around! :)

    Happy Wednesday, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. I'd have to agree with you. I think my household would be in big trouble if these worms first ate Croaky, and then came after us!

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  3. Totally grossed out, err thank you!

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  4. Oh no! Disgusting creatures. Reminds me of the Body Snatchers. YUK!! Well done for your son learning about it.

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    1. They do act and look like alien life forms. I'm glad they're not bigger!

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  5. Blah, tell your frog to eat every last one

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    1. I will do that. And I will supervise to make sure he does it! ;-)

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  6. What horrible creatures . I hope I never come across them.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Not ones I'd like to come across in my daily wanderings!

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  7. Not gonna watch those. I'm extremely squeamish. I don't need that horror.

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    1. Yeah. Better to stick with crocheting. These worms are a bit much!

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  8. I skipped the videos. You are a brave mama to let Bubba have such a learning experience.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Fortunately, I'm not too squeamish. But that first video is pretty gross!

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  9. Eww, I am glad your frog eats them to... how gross xox

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    1. I'm glad I'm not a frog. I think I'd have trouble consuming such disgusting creatures.

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  10. The things little boys know. Never realized worms could be so bad.

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    1. Leave it to Bubba to find the most disgusting worm ever.

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  11. Don't feel like being grossed out this morning, so...I'm choosing not to watch those videos. LOL. Good thing your frog isn't as disgusted by those things! XD

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    1. I don't blame you. That's why Croaky is a frog, and I'm not!

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  12. Thank you, Croaky, for eating those things! :)

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  13. More Croakies please. And thanks for giving us a healthy dose of bloodworms today. :-)

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    1. We definitely need more Croakies! Glad you enjoyed the bloodworm show at my pad. ;-)

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  14. I think I'm not gonna watch the video, thank you very much :)

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  15. I never knew that because I bought them frozen for my African Underwater Frogs and Axolotls. Gross! Or should I say grosser than already expected. LOL!

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    1. I too, did not suspect they were that disgusting.

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    1. Yes. Totally disgusting, freaky creatures!

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  17. I think I'm scared to see the videos!

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  18. Please excuse me for not watching, I'll take your sons word on this.

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    1. Haha! They are things that belong in horror movies.

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  19. I have never been so un-hungry for spaghetti in my life. How awesomely disgusting!

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    1. Haha. I don't think I'll ever look at spaghetti the same way!

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  20. Ewww. I don't want to have that in my hands.

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  21. Ohhh! I can't even think about them now!

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  22. I was actually afraid to watch the videos- so I just read what your son told and looked a the pictures on the videos. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I don't blame you. Take our word for it, they're terrifying!

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  23. I don't think I'd ever pick one of those things up.

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  24. Good lord...now I will be creeped out for the rest of the day ;)

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  25. That is so awesomely creeptastic! What a perfect model for a scary Alien-type story. So gross. Thanks for sharing. Gulp.

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  26. Just by looking at the first image on the videos, I decided I did NOT want to push "play". LOL

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  27. Lol each time I come to your blog I am always finding out something interesting, or chuckling. I used to have frozen bloodworm for my fish too, I knew they were blood suckers but it is not so nice to actually see it lol.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  28. Yes! I'm grossed out. You'd think a mother of five could handle blood. Nope! And I've had my share of kid injuries.

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