46. Worms

The 46th chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Worms”.

Aelosoma is a freshwater annelid. It is abundant in ponds and lakes, mainly among the filamentous algae or ampong the sediment, where it feeds on organic matter and small aquatic organisms. The main characteristic of Aelosoma is the presence of tiny dots, actually droplets of oiol, covering their entire body. It moves with crawling movements thanks to the chaeta or tiny hairs at both sides of its body. The head is wide, rounded and recovered with a great amount of cilia.

This is the 46th chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.