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1The bright red aquatic larva of a non-biting midge, the blood of which contains haemoglobin that allows it to live in poorly oxygenated water.
- ‘With a few truly bizarre exceptions (such as the chironomid bloodworms that breed in sewage), insects don't even have hemoglobin.’
- ‘You'll need to check to see if bloodworm is allowed as it is banned on some venues.’
- ‘We get everything from herbivorous reptiles to aquatic animals that eat bloodworms.’
- ‘Most commonly they will feed heavily on bloodworm, a little on freshwater shrimps and occasionally upon snails and mussels.’
- ‘They were kept in tanks at a water temperature of 11°C and fed on frozen bloodworms.’
2another term for tubifex
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