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Old Sunday 5th September 2010, 22:38   #1
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long thin black "worms"

Whilst I was gardening this evening i noticed an apparently dead slug covered in these long thin black worm like creatures which appeared to be devouring it. There were also a few more climbing up the wall, the longest i saw was about 3 inches or their abouts. would anyone know what they would be?
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Old Sunday 5th September 2010, 22:41   #2
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Whilst I was gardening this evening i noticed an apparently dead slug covered in these long thin black worm like creatures which appeared to be devouring it. There were also a few more climbing up the wall, the longest i saw was about 3 inches or their abouts. would anyone know what they would be?
Millipedes?
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Old Sunday 5th September 2010, 22:49   #3
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nope unsegmented worms of somesort. they have no legs. I have a feeling they might be the New Zealand Flatworm after doing some research
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nope unsegmented worms of somesort. they have no legs. I have a feeling they might be the New Zealand Flatworm after doing some research
It might be worth checking out Mermis nigrescens, a parasitic nematode. They normally attack large insects / spiders but on the Internet I can find records of them paratizising slugs.
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