RE: NANFA-- flatworms

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 18:02:55 -0500

Casper wrote:
>>> you reckon any of these worms can cause me problems if i ingest one
accident say while siphoning off a tank, or wiping my mouth after dipping my

arm in a pool?<<<

Jan writes:
No, but you may find yourself remembering in vivid detail what life is like
on the bottom of a stream. Planarians were made famous in the 1960s by
James V. McConnell when he found that memory transfer (or enhanced learning
ability) was possible by feeding educated planarians to naieve worms.

Wait...come to think of it...your memory will not be affected. You already
know what life is like on the bottom of a stream. Feel free to ingest as
many planarians as you like.
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