Nightcrawlers - the way they eat

zonbonzovi

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You must be very sneaky to get this shot. Very cool that you could pick up the rainbow highlights on the worm, too.
 

Hamburglar

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Very cool photos.. I always enjoyed watching them stretch out in the yard from burrow to burrow connecting. I guess they were mating, but this was when I was a kid. When you would get too close they would break free and snap back like rubber bands.
 

bugmankeith

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Is that why rotting leaves have intact holes where the leaf veins are still intact, worms rasp off leaf particles?

I buy nightcrawlers to release in my garden early spring when it's cool and wet. They thrive under the shrubs where I cant mow and lots of dead organic matter builds up, but the soil quality is great now and so are the shrubs!
 
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