Under the Surface: 7 Earthworm Facts You Should Know
Discover fascinating earthworm facts. These wiggly garden visitors are much more interesting and complex than you would expect!
This one of our earthworm facts may surprise you. An acre of soil may be home to more than 1,000,000 earthworms when soil conditions are ideal.
What is a hammerhead worm and is it harmful?
Earthworms Have a Big Appetite
Earthworms, which do have mouths but not teeth, may consume around half their body weight in a day.
Got holes in your leafy greens? You have cabbage worms.
Friend or Foe?
Though it’s not uncommon to find earthworms in lawns or gardens, it’s best to not release any into these spaces or natural areas since they can disrupt local ecosystems. For instance, do not release excess fishing bait into the woods near your favorite lake.
How do American robins find worms?
Researchers have discovered an estimated 7,000 species of earthworms around the world—but it’s likely that even more exist.
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Zero native earthworms live in certain parts of the northern U.S., and nonnative species pose a threat to some North American landscapes and forest ecosystems.
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In certain cases, earthworms may live six to eight years (though fewer is likely).
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