Return to the Hawaii Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Anyone seen this worm?

Posted by Devra Hawaii 12 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 21, 04 at 17:58

Have any of you Hawaii gardeners found worms in your garden that look like they could be baby earthworms, but never get any bigger? My yard was flooded with mountain runoff several times last winter, and now my raised beds have root knot nematodes and thousands of these 1-millimeter thick, 1-inch long grey worms.

Anyone know what they are?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Anyone seen this worm?

possibly the hawaiian blind snake,introduced from the phillipines.

RE: Anyone seen this worm?

  • Posted by Devra Hawaii 12 (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 1, 04 at 23:23

I looked at photos of the Hawaiian Blind Snake. Wow, is that really a snake? Looks more like an earthworm.

The critters in my garden are much tinier than that. They're only an inch long and 1 millimeter thick. It looks like the photos of nematodes, but I thought nematodes could only be seen through a microscope.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Hawaii Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here