RE: disgusting worm things

Trisha Coene (tcoene@PEAK.ORG)
Thu, 2 Mar 1995 12:03:47 -0800 (PST)

Chris (and everyone)
Could you be referring to the Root Knot Nematode? I couldn't find
anything in my pest books about Nematode root worm, so I gathered you
must be talking about the root knot.
Anyway, according to my books, root knot nematodes are
microscopic and reproduce rapidly. They suggest heating the soil to 125
degrees F for 30 minutes to destroy these pests and their eggs. Well, I
have no way to do that in a terrarium and anyway, I don't think it was a
root knot I saw. It was definitely NOT microscopic, but it does sound
like the things you had in your containers. However, before the lights
went on in my terrarium this morning, I looked for the nasties and
couldn't see any (I only saw one last night). Please help . . . Trish