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Re: Live Foods Digest V1 #81

On Mon, 27 Oct 1997 19:01:22 +0100
In Live Foods Digest V1 #81
Simone e Pierluigi Vicini
<psvicini at mdnet_it> wrote;

> HI there.
> I'm looking for earthworm. 
> Can anyone tell what do they look like? Maybe I'm searching for the wrong
> type of worm that's probably why I can't find them.
> Maybe it will be more easy to have the scientific name.

Hello Simone, my latin spelling is probably way off but I think you are 
looking for:

  Lumbricus Terrestris

They are brownish in color and anywhere in size upwards to 200 centimeters 
long and almost a centimeter in width they are noted for having a body 
comprised of ring segments with a wider band near the middle that is the 
breading collar. They are a-sexual and any two get together and attach at 
the band when mating. They are typicaly found in rich moist leaf mold or 
soil and eat decaying vegetable matter.


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