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2010-04-28 10:40:00

Scientists have discovered two living specimens of the giant Palouse earthworm near Spokane, Washington.

2010-04-21 06:00:00

LINCOLN, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rogers Family Company (www.rogersfamilyco.com) - a California-based, international roaster of "Fairly Traded" gourmet coffee - is deploying a 'green' army of billions of red earthworms to create nutrient-rich, organic fertilizer to help small coffee farmers and promote organic coffee production in Central America and Africa.

2009-12-10 17:26:44

VC provides organic, economical replacement for conventional nutrients.

2009-07-16 10:51:26

Waste from the textiles industry could with the assistance of earthworms and some animal manure become a rich compost for agriculture, according to a report in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution.

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2009-07-12 13:05:00

Scientists and researchers are scouring the Palouse region from eastern Washington into the Idaho panhandle in hopes of finding more of the dwindling giant Palouse earthworms.

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2009-07-01 12:05:00

Conservationists filed a petition with the US Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday seeking federal protection for the Palouse earthworm — a worm that spits at its predators.

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2009-02-24 14:50:00

A British man said the worm that caused his computer to crash turned out not to be a form of computer virus but an actual 5-inch earthworm. Mark Taylor, 45, of Yeovil, England, said repairmen told him that the worm had crawled into his laptop through an air vent and coiled itself around a cooling fan, causing the computer to overheat and break down, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. Taylor said the worm itself had been cooked by the overheated computer. He said the creature was likely...

2008-10-29 15:00:23

U.S. scientists say they've determined earthworms can change the chemical nature of the carbon in North American forest litter and soils.

2008-09-30 15:00:31

COMPOST is a natural fertiliser and soil conditioner that can be made at home from organic wastes, such as: Twigs and prunings. Lawn clippings. Food scraps. Manure. Leaves. These wastes are changed into a rich humus by micro-organisms (tiny creatures), insects and worms.

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2008-09-12 12:50:00

Researchers at Reading University have found that metal-munching earthworms can help plants to clean up contaminated soils.


Latest Earthworm Reference Libraries

Nightcrawler, Lumbricus terrestris
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The nightcrawler (Lumbricus terrestris), also known as the lob worm or the common earthworm in Britain and the dew worm in Canada, is a species of earthworm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It is native to Europe, but has been introduced into other areas around the world. Although the species is not as abundant as other worms in its range, it is a widely known species in gardens of temperate habitats, where it moves about on the surface of the soil. The nightcrawler can reach...

Red Earthworm, Lumbricus rubellus
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The red earthworm (Lumbricus rubellus) is a species of earthworm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. It is native to the British Isles and Europe, but has traveled across the world to areas with appropriate habitats. This worm prefers to reside in soil that contains high organic matter content, like feces, but it needs loose soils in order to move about and feed. The sustainability of a habitat depends upon factors such as the PH balance of the soil, moisture levels, temperature,...

Redworm, Eisenia fetida
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The redworm (Eisenia fetida), also known as the brandling worm, the tiger worm, the panfish worm, the trout worm, or the California worm, is a species of earth worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. This species is native only to Europe, but it has been introduced into every country, excluding Antarctica, for vermicomposting purposes. Unlike other species of worm, the redworm does not prefer to reside in soil. It can be found in manure, rotting vegetation, and compost. The...

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Southern African Hedgehog, Atelerix frontalis
2012-10-01 10:25:35

The southern African hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) can be found in many areas of Africa including Angola, Lesotho, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It prefers a habitat in areas that are slightly damp, with abundant vegetation, although it can live in many different habitats. It is nocturnal, spending most of the day resting under leaves and other debris, holes, or bushes. These areas are not permanent, but breeding nests and some winter nests are used semi-permanently. The southern African...

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Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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