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Adults


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At first look, hairworms appear to be a simple, drab, brown tube. But look very close, and you will see skin structures that resemble the surface of far off planets
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Larvae

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Nematomorph larvae look very different from the adults
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Cysts

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Cysts are a way for freshwater nematomorphs to hitchhike from water to land
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Eggs and Egg Strings

Egg Strings
Freshwater gordiids lay eggs in very long egg strings containing millions of eggs
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Updated: July 2015