A Youtuber recently captured a freakishly large nematode emerging from a spider he had just killed on video. He titled it “WTF IS THIS?!?” and you can watch it here: http://bit.ly/13tbihZ
You can also read HuffPosts discussion on the video with a nematode specialist:http://huff.to/WDSVQo
Nematode worms are one of evolutions great success stories. It was once said that “If all the matter in the universe except the nematodes were swept away, our world would still be dimly recognizable, and if, as disembodied spirits, we could then investigate it, we should find its mountains, hills, vales, rivers, lakes and oceans represented by a thin film of nematodes. The location of towns would be decipherable, since for every massing of human beings there would be a corresponding massing of certain nematodes. Trees would still stand in ghostly rows representing our streets and highways. The location of the various plants and animals would still be decipherable, and, had we sufficient knowledge, in many cases even their species could be determined by an examination of their erstwhile nematode parasites.” by an evolutionary biologist - while this is now thought to be an exaggeration, it’s certainly true that nematodes can be found everywhere. Your own body contains thousands.