1The bright red aquatic larva of a nonbiting midge, the blood of which contains hemoglobin that allows it to live in poorly oxygenated water.
- Genus Chironomus, family Chironomidae
- We get everything from herbivorous reptiles to aquatic animals that eat bloodworms.
- You'll need to check to see if bloodworm is allowed as it is banned on some venues.
- With a few truly bizarre exceptions (such as the chironomid bloodworms that breed in sewage), insects don't even have hemoglobin.
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