Nice work getting those nasty creatures out gentlemen. I spent a few months on Scab's horse med regimen and found similar creatures, but they were more red and less ropelike:
The tomato peels mentioned earlier in the thread were most familiar:
Not sure if we suffer from the same type of creatures, the ones pictured above produce Morgellons syptoms. I can post the white pod pix that came with them if you guys think its applicable to this thread.