Worms help!!!!!! Urgent!!

GoodKarma19

Chameleon Enthusiast
The pictures are a tad blurry for a true ID. Were they found in/around a potted plant? If so, the white worms are likely either pot worms (totally harmless) or fungus gnat larvae (annoying, but largely harmless), and the pink fella there is some form of compost worm. My young red wigglers look similar.

Should be completely harmless, but others will likely chime in!
 

Pistachiochameleon

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They were in a potted plant... normally I wouldn’t be super worried... except I have had three docs tell me they think I have a parasite... I am currently undergoing specialist testing. Is there any possibly these could be hook/roundworms?
 

Pistachiochameleon

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They were in a potted plant... normally I wouldn’t be super worried... except I have had three docs tell me they think I have a parasite... I am currently undergoing specialist testing. Is there any possibly these could be hook/roundworms?
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GoodKarma19

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Definitely nothing to be worried about! Here, I dug through my isopod bin a bit. Pictures are crap, but so is my macro lens and I'm exhausted lol!

To my knowledge (and I work at a veterinary clinic, if that lends me any credit!), reptile parasites cannot survive in a human host, anyway. I can only think of 4 things that can possibly pass from a reptile to infect a human: salmonella, botulism (caused by clostridium bacterium), campylobacteriosis (campylobacter bacterium), and leptospirosis. All four of these are caused by different forms of bacteria.

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Young red wiggler worm:

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Pistachiochameleon

Established Member
Definitely nothing to be worried about! Here, I dug through my isopod bin a bit. Pictures are crap, but so is my macro lens and I'm exhausted lol!

To my knowledge (and I work at a veterinary clinic, if that lends me any credit!), reptile parasites cannot survive in a human host, anyway. I can only think of 4 things that can possibly pass from a reptile to infect a human: salmonella, botulism (caused by clostridium bacterium), campylobacteriosis (campylobacter bacterium), and leptospirosis. All four of these are caused by different forms of bacteria.

Pot worm:1

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Young red wiggler worm:

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Thank you so much!
 
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