Studies on domesticated members of these so-called hairworms
have indicated that the life cycle of gordiids involves five different life stages: (1) egg strings, (2) free-living larvae, (3) parasitic cysts, (4) parasitic juveniles, and (5) dioecious or parthenogenetic free-living adults.
grow to maturity inside crickets' bodies.
may result from specimens remaining in alcohol for extended periods (the majority of hairworm species have been described from museum specimens that have been in preservative for a number of years).
The paratenic host (one that carries a parasite internally but does not support its growth or reproduction) ingests hairworm eggs containing preparasitic larvae or free-living preparasitic larvae in the water habitat.
Growth and development of the hairworm larva occurs after the paratenic host is consumed and the hairworm larva enters the body cavity of a developmental (or definitive) host, usually an insect predator or omnivore.
found in Scottish agricultural land, with descriptions of two new species of Gordionus Muller (Nematomorpha: Gordiidae).
persuade grasshoppers to drown themselves so that the worms can emerge and find a mate.
1949) mentioned that "occasional hairworms
(Gordiaceae)" were collected during their biological survey of the Root River basin, a drainage system that includes Diamond and Gribben creeks.
Several lines of evidence suggest that pre-contact populations in the New World suffered from a variety of injurious parasites, including round worms, tapeworms, flukes, pinworms, hairworms
, hookworms, possibly trichinosis, and others (Reinhard 1990).
It's effective against large strongyles, small strongyles, ascarids, pinworms, hairworms
, lungworms, intestinal threadworms, neck threadworms and bots.