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Earthworms are Hermaphrodites

Earthworms are hermaphrodites.  When two worms mate, both worms produce children.  The worms mate by getting in more or less a 69 position and exchanging sperm with one another.  Much later, a cocoon is then secreted by the clitellum band, which is visible near the front of the worm.  This is roughly ring shaped.  As it’s sliding out of the […]

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Earthworms Can Consume About 1/2 to 1 Times Their Body Weight Every Day

Earthworms can consume about 1/2 to 1 times their body weight every day.  They also will eat just about any dead organic matter along with processing a variety of garbage and even tiny rocks that have organic matter on them, grinding the rocks into a paste that will enrich the soil.  They are quite literally nature’s garbage disposals.  Earthworms also […]

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Worms Everywhere

##EMBED## Click Here to Read More Interesting Worm Related Facts Text Version According to research done at the Rothamsted Experimental Station, depending on soil quality, there can be anywhere from 250,000-1.75 million earthworms per acre of land.  Poor quality soil will have closer to the 250,000 range; good quality soil, such as farm land, will have closer to the 1.75 […]

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