Adult rat lungworms (IMAGE) University of Hawaii at Manoa Caption Dozens of adult rat lungworms (male and female) removed from the pulmonary artery and heart chamber of a single Norway rat. Female worms are larger than males and have a 'barber pole' or 'candy cane' appearance. Males are shorter and thinner than females with light coloration. Blue Bic pen lid for size comparison. Credit Randi Rollins Usage Restrictions Image may only be used with appropriate caption and credit. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.