What are these?

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  1. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    I have been noticing these really fine strings along the sand bed, never thought anything about them until I decided to try to move them, there seems to be a small mound where all the strings lead to as I dug it up it was like a worm made out of jelly sand stuck to it like glue. i didn't realize it was alive until it started moving to buried itself again. I have 2 or three of these things now.
    Just curious if anybody knows what they are and are they reef safe?

    in the pick you can see the strings.
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  3. Va Reef

    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Looks like spaghetti worms to me.
     
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  4. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    I see a lot of mixed feelings whether there good or bad. I guess part of the cleanup crew.
     
  5. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Yup, harmless. More food more spaghetti worms, just like most common hitch-hikers.
     
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  6. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    very creepy, but good.
     
  7. bland8126

    bland8126 Astrea Snail

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    Do you think you can get a picture of the mound?