Adult Nematomorphs

The Paragordius Lyme has a single host life cycle and it rarely develops into an adult. If content, the lyme can stagnate in one of its many life cycles. Frightfully similar to Trichinella spiralis, a nematode, the lyme larva tend to be the most numerous and prefer infecting muscle cells. The adult nematomorph is a short-lived, non-feeding stage. Much to our surprise, we read that when Dr. Willy Burgdorferi dissected the deer tick and discovered the bacteria, he noted the presence of microfilarial worms in a small sample of the ticks, though at the time he saw no significance. For us, that gives some credence to our theory.