Advertisement Typical! I just posted a thread about how cool moths are and now I've got one with a worm in it! :8o A while ago I noticed some tiny caterpillar/worm things crawling around one of A.versi sling jars. The jar had just been cleaned, but when I changed the substrate I forgot to mix the fresh compost with some dry compost, so the jar was a bit too damp and was misting up. I thought the worm thingies were there because of this. So I cleaned the jar again, and all's been well since. About an hour ago I gave my A.versi slings a moth each, and just now I noticed what looked like a worm coming out of one moths arse. I hooked the moth out and mashed it open, the other versi had already half eaten his moth by the time I got it off him. The 'parasite' in the mashed open moth died as soon as I tried to pull it out, and now I can't tell if it is a parasite or not. Inside the moth there is long strings of what look like eggs. Could the parasite have been an ovipositor? I was certain it was a worm but I can't find it now. Would a moth parasite infect a spider? could a spider catch a parasite from prey, or would it be killed by venom? Were those previous worms I saw, newly hatched wax-worms?