Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Indestructible Creatures Flatworms



Have you heard of a Flatworm?

They range in size from a grain of rice to a foot long, damn that would be a long ass worm. They are leaf-shaped creatures that usually live in water, many of them have an incredible ability to regenerate or regrow their body parts.

Now if these worms are chopped in half each half will become a whole new worm. In experiments scientists have even cut a flatworm into a hundred tiny parts and every part grew into a new worm.

Technical stuff The flatworms, flat worms, Platyhelminthes, Plathelminthes, or platyhelminths are a phylum of relatively simple bilaterian, unsegmented, soft-bodied invertebrates

In other family news I have Leo here all day as he sill feels sick but I can tell he is improving, I took him to a doctor this morning who said it is just a bug and he should be ok tomorrow. His mother has been feeling unwell today herself. Also Blain is off school with the same thing. I hope I don't end up with it.

17 comments:

CWMartin said...

I remember in school splitting the head of one of those and watching it turn into a two headed worm...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Joanne - I hope you don't all get the dreaded bug ... flatworms are invasive to our British earthworms, which are essential to living soil - as Dickens found out ... cheers Hilary

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Interesting creature.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Jo-Anne!

That was an interesting lesson about the flatworm, one of nature's best examples of a creature that can survive traumatic injury and regenerate.

I hope those in your family that were "poorly' are feeling much better at this hour. Stay well, dear friend Jo-Anne!

Rita said...

Yes, in school we did slice and dice small flatworms to see them regrow. Very strange little creatures. Can't imagine a really big one.

Karen BakingInATornado said...

Did not need to see those worms!
Hope Leo feels better soon.

Carol Kilgore said...

Those worms sound like nasty creatures. I hope you stay well, too.

Nancy Chan said...

Interesting facts about the flatworm! Hope those who have been sick recover soon. Take care!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

We never did cool things like that when I was in school

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Kathy has the same bug now, yes worms are important

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I thought so

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yes an interesting creature, Leo is much better should be going to school tomorrow,Kathy is off work as she has it now

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

When I think worm I think little things

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Sorry
Leo is much better now

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Yeah kinda creepy

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Interesting and weird, both Leo and Blain are well now but Kathy now has it

Michiko Johnson said...

I hope you are getting back to now,Let hoping with us very weird.
my sis alright too now...
Please take care!
Michiko

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