"The large , ventrally disposed mouth, coupled with the highly distensible enteric sac, enables the animal to ingest others almost as large as itself. When in such a gastronomic dilemma, the animal lies quietly, while the large irregular bulk of food is reduced to a convenient size by enzymic action."
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Benny Glasgow from Nettleton, Mississippi has sent us some interesting worms that he collected in the Big Creek area, near Mobile, Alabama.
It seems to be a representative of the Macrostomum tuba species group, and it is a very welcome addition to our collections (MTP LS 518).
We work under continuous surveillance!
This is the original state (Monday 4.8.2008), a rough (but very helpful!) guide to the different groups we're likely to find (and likely to process).
You can now find online a fairly complete bibliography of the Macrostomidae (including some papers on Microstomidae and the Dolichomacrostomidae). Most of the over 200 papers are also deposited as PDFs (for more detail see About the Bibliography).
I hope you will find this useful.