All About Earthworms – Red Wiggler Reproduction

Earthworm Reproduction As with other earthworm species, Eisenia fetida is hermaphroditic. However, two worms are still required for reproduction. The two worms join clitellums, the large orangeish bands which contain the worms' reproductive organs, and which are only visible during the reproduction process. The two worms exchange sperm. Both worms then secrete cocoons which contain several eggs each. These cocoons are lemon-shaped and are pale yellow at first, becoming more brownish as the worms inside become mature. These cocoons are clearly [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:18:18-07:00March 7th, 2012|Blog, Knowledgebase, Sidebar Photoblog|Comments Off on All About Earthworms – Red Wiggler Reproduction

All About Earthworms – Introduction

Earthworms Probably one of the most easily recognized invertebrates, earthworms are of the phylum Annelida, meaning "ringed" and refers to a series of segments that make up their bodies. Varying from all brown to a pinkish colour and lengths from a few millimeters to 300mm (1ft) in some species but are usually up to 100mm (4in). There are four very common worm species - Night crawlers, as its name suggests they are more often seen at night [...]

By |2017-05-19T13:18:20-07:00December 29th, 2011|Blog, Gardening Tips, Knowledgebase, Sidebar Photoblog|Comments Off on All About Earthworms – Introduction
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