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Stitched Sealife: Bone-eating Snot-flower worms meet the Giant Sloth

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on August 17, 2010

Stitch London are teaming up with London’s Natural History Museum on August 27 to bring you the Stitch a Squid event.

Six stitched specimens from the Deep Sea have escaped in the Museum. This is where we found the second of the Stitched Sealife Six…

The hungry Osedax have another, not so pretty name. They are the Deep Sea’s ‘Bone-eating Snot-Flower Worms’ and this famished bunch were stitched to life by Stitchette The Bluestocking Stitcher.

Chomp chomp sniff chomp chomp

Lurking a grand 2500 metres below the sea this little lot came a long way to get to the Museum. This made them hungry. It seems they went in search of a bone-based lunch. They were last seen eyeing the skeleton of a Giant Sloth.

The Osedax peer hungrily at the Giant Sloth

You are by no means to approach these tiny nibbing worms, which have been known to strip entire whale carcasses on the sea bottom.

They are to be considered hungry and dangerous escapees. You have been warned.

Feeeeeeed us! Feeeeeeeeeeed us!

Come back tomorrow for the Deep Sea story of another stitched sealife escapee.

You can also come along to the Natural History Museum August 27 to Stitch a Squid and join in the hunt for them.


2 Responses to “Stitched Sealife: Bone-eating Snot-flower worms meet the Giant Sloth”

  1. Posh Bird said

    mmmmm I can haz bone? nomnomnom!

  2. […] The bone eating snotflower worm. Makes the Latin name Osedax seem almost prosaic.  As part of the Stitched Sealife series for Stitch London, I made some of these little […]

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