Dark Nereis

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Wim van Egmond
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Dark Nereis

Post by Wim van Egmond »

A dark field close up of the Ragworm Nereis showing the jaws that now lay in side the body byt they can be extended. Polychaetes have all types of mouthparts. I have also seen vacuum cleaner types of extendable mouthparts



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Post by rjlittlefield »

Oh, that's where the jaws are! :idea: :shock:

Thanks for these pictures, Wim. I had completely misinterpreted the part about jaws in your earlier posting -- I was thinking that the jaws were at the very bottom of the picture, sort of like spider fangs.


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Post by Ken Ramos »

I would hate for this thing to get a hold of me :shock: Great shot there Wim. :D

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Post by beetleman »

I didn`t think they were inside the worm also. Wait, I have to eat my Hamberger (as my teeth slowly come out of my stomach) :oops: Excellent Darkfield Wim.
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Post by Adrian »

love the first photo

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