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.
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!
Thanks you, yes, I am disturbed now...ReplyDelete
Sorry. (No, I'm not. ;-)) I agree, though, they are pretty disturbing.Delete
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!
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!Delete
Totally grossed out, err thank you!ReplyDelete
You're welcome. ;-)Delete
Oh no! Disgusting creatures. Reminds me of the Body Snatchers. YUK!! Well done for your son learning about it.ReplyDelete
They do act and look like alien life forms. I'm glad they're not bigger!Delete
Blah, tell your frog to eat every last oneReplyDelete
I will do that. And I will supervise to make sure he does it! ;-)Delete
What horrible creatures . I hope I never come across them.ReplyDelete
Not ones I'd like to come across in my daily wanderings!Delete
Not gonna watch those. I'm extremely squeamish. I don't need that horror.ReplyDelete
Yeah. Better to stick with crocheting. These worms are a bit much!Delete
I skipped the videos. You are a brave mama to let Bubba have such a learning experience.ReplyDelete
Fortunately, I'm not too squeamish. But that first video is pretty gross!Delete
Eww, I am glad your frog eats them to... how gross xoxReplyDelete
I'm glad I'm not a frog. I think I'd have trouble consuming such disgusting creatures.Delete
The things little boys know. Never realized worms could be so bad.ReplyDelete
Leave it to Bubba to find the most disgusting worm ever.Delete
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! XDReplyDelete
I don't blame you. That's why Croaky is a frog, and I'm not!Delete
Thank you, Croaky, for eating those things! :)ReplyDelete
Yes, thank you Croaky!Delete
More Croakies please. And thanks for giving us a healthy dose of bloodworms today. :-)ReplyDelete
We definitely need more Croakies! Glad you enjoyed the bloodworm show at my pad. ;-)Delete
I think I'm not gonna watch the video, thank you very much :)ReplyDelete
Ah, come on. It's not that bad. ;-)Delete
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!ReplyDelete
the things of nightmares...ReplyDelete
I'm totally grossed out! Yuck :-)ReplyDelete
I think I'm scared to see the videos!ReplyDelete
You very well should be.Delete
Please excuse me for not watching, I'll take your sons word on this.ReplyDelete
Haha! They are things that belong in horror movies.Delete
I have never been so un-hungry for spaghetti in my life. How awesomely disgusting!ReplyDelete
Haha. I don't think I'll ever look at spaghetti the same way!Delete
Ewww. I don't want to have that in my hands.ReplyDelete
Ohhh! I can't even think about them now!ReplyDelete
Yes. They're rather disgusting!Delete
I was actually afraid to watch the videos- so I just read what your son told and looked a the pictures on the videos. :)ReplyDelete
I don't blame you. Take our word for it, they're terrifying!Delete
I don't think I'd ever pick one of those things up.ReplyDelete
Good lord...now I will be creeped out for the rest of the day ;)ReplyDelete
That is so awesomely creeptastic! What a perfect model for a scary Alien-type story. So gross. Thanks for sharing. Gulp.ReplyDelete
Just by looking at the first image on the videos, I decided I did NOT want to push "play". LOLReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Raindrops of Sapphire
Oh no... blood... *gets woozy*ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete