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Umbra
06-11-2015, 08:56 PM
Hi,

I know this is an unusual request but I'm on the hunt for ribbon worms. I know they're considered pests as they're predatory but I've taken a special interest in them. I'm willing to purchase and pay for shipping for any ribbon worms you might happen to find. I'm located in Markham, Ontario so I'd obviously prefer anything local but I'll take what I can get.

Thanks!

Umbra
06-16-2015, 05:01 PM
bump!

Aquattro
06-16-2015, 05:02 PM
Never heard of them. Have to Google that one :)

Aquattro
06-16-2015, 05:09 PM
Interesting. I think I had one of these years ago, never could catch it and had to throw the rock out that it lived in. Made tunnels of slime in the sand bad and would drag snails back to it's rock. Pretty cool

Umbra
06-16-2015, 06:38 PM
That sounds like one, possibly Notospermus tricuspidatus which is a more common snail predator.

Here is an example of N. tricuspidatus in the attachments (black worm - I don't own any of the pictures). There are also other species that seem to frequently turn up such as this brown species that seems to eat crustaceans like hermit crabs and shrimp. Im interested in anything anyone can find!

davej
06-16-2015, 07:56 PM
Check this ribbon worm out!

https://youtu.be/GQcer6SaW3A

Bblinks
06-16-2015, 09:47 PM
Probably not very reef safe....lol

Umbra
06-18-2015, 04:52 AM
I'd love one of those green ones, oh man that thing must be a serious predator!

They tend to be pests in reef tanks as almost all species are predators which eat anything from microfauna (copepods, amphipods etc.) all the way up to crustaceans, snails and even fish. I have a soft spot for the underappreciated oddities so if you find any please send em my way!

byee
06-19-2015, 04:03 AM
Check this ribbon worm out!

https://youtu.be/GQcer6SaW3A


Absolutely DISGUSTING!!

Umbra
06-23-2015, 02:19 AM
I'll also take any local predatory eunicid (bobbit) worms if anyone has any =)

Ryanerickson
06-23-2015, 02:29 AM
Oh man you like some nasty stuff lol

Umbra
03-28-2016, 08:51 PM
Bump, still looking!