Christmas Tree Worm Interesting Facts. They aren t very big averaging about 1 5 inches in length. 24 5 million farm grown christmas trees were purchased in the united states in 2012 with a real market value of 1 01 billion.
Christmas tree worms fir tree like appendages are also used for respiration collecting oxygen from the. Christmas tree worms can disappear in milliseconds. Christmas tree worms spirobranchus giganteus are polychaete ciliary feeders that feed using their radioles the hair like appendages or feathers that circle outward from the central spine to catch phytoplankton floating by in the water.
Since 2004 the tree has been topped with a 550 pound swarovski crystal star.
These are highly modified prostomial palps which are specialized mouth appendages. 10 facts about christmas tree worms. They really look like tiny colorful trees. And since 2007 the tree has been lit with 30 000 energy efficient led s which are powered by solar panels.