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Peanut Worms (Sipunculans)

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  1. Peanut Worms (Sipunculans) Peanut Worms (Sipunculans)

    Type: Worm
    Scientific Name: Sipunculans
    Color: Black
    Reef Safe: yes
    Care Level: Easy
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Lansing, Michigan
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    Here's a couple of pics of my peanut worm. This guy has captured my attention for several months now. He lives in a rock that faces the front of my fuge and comes out to eat when I feed the tank. It's amazing how far he can stretch out from that small hole. Apparently, this worm appendage is introverted...it's like a glove finger that is folded inside of itself. As it stretches out of its hole, it extrudes outward (extroverts) and at the end are the feeding tentacles. It grabs the food in the tentacles and inverts back onto itself while withdrawing back into its hole.

    Here he is in his hole (inverted mode):
    PeanutWorm DSCF1381a - Peanut Worms (Sipunculans)

    He's coming out now, extruding his body:
    PeanutWorm DSC 1458a - Peanut Worms (Sipunculans)

    Feeders are extended:
    PeanutWorm DSC 1460a - Peanut Worms (Sipunculans)

    He is waving around trying to get food into his tentacles:
    PeanutWorm DSC 1461a - Peanut Worms (Sipunculans)

    Still trying to more food into the tentacles before retracting:
    PeanutWorm DSC 1463a - Peanut Worms (Sipunculans)

    His feeding tentacles are now retracting as he pulls back towards his hole:
    PeanutWorm DSC 1464a - Peanut Worms (Sipunculans)
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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Mar 2011
    Grand Rapids
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    Wow those are some great photos.

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