Worms vs Maggots – What’s The Difference? (& Similarities!)

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Worms in Cherries (What is it & How to Prevent the Cherry Fruit Fly)

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Rope Worm in Poop (Mucus or Actual Worms?)

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What Do Wax Worms Turn Into? (Moth, Butterfly or Beetle?)

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Can Dogs Eat Gummy Worms & Sour Gummies?(Safe?)

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Are Worms Herbivores? (Omnivores or Carnivores?)

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Meal Worms in Compost – Good or Bad? (Could it Be Black Soldier Fly Larvae?)

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Worms vs Maggots – What’s The Difference? (& Similarities!)

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Maggots and worms are both small, soft-bodied creatures. But what’s the difference between worms vs maggots (and what are the similarities)? In this article we discuss in great depth, the several key differences between these two decomposers in nature. KEY TAKEAWAYS Worms are longer and have a segmented body, while maggots are shorter and also have a segmented, muscular body which sits in between their tail and head. Worms live in the soil and eat...

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Worms in Cherries (What is it & How to Prevent the Cherry Fruit Fly)

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Have you recently picked cherries and found there are little white worms inside of the fruit? Then you’ve probably come across a cherry fruit fly larvae. While the cherry fruit fly is harmless, finding small worms inside of your fruit is understandably unpleasant and even a disgusting thought to some. A cherry fruit fly infestation may also ruin a crop of homegrown cherries, so it helps to know how to prevent these small pests ruining...

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Rope Worm in Poop (Mucus or Actual Worms?)

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Rope worms are a ropey substance present in human intestines that occasionally appear in poop, typically after undergoing an enema treatment. As the name suggests, rope worms have a rope-like appearance and are believed by many to be a type of intestinal parasite or worm. However, there is a lot of debate about what rope worms actually are and if they’re even a real thing. Many think they are a parasite like a tapeworm or...

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What Do Wax Worms Turn Into? (Moth, Butterfly or Beetle?)

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Wax worms are a thick, medium-white worm-like creature with black feet and brown heads, that are commonly used as fishing bait. Despite their name, wax worms aren’t actually a type of worm, instead being a type of caterpillar larva that nest inside of beehives Like any caterpillar, wax worms undergo an extensive transformation during their lifecycle – but what exactly do wax worms turn into? The guide below covers all the info you need to...

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Can Dogs Eat Gummy Worms & Sour Gummies?(Safe?)

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Gummy worms and sour gummy worms are treats enjoyed by humans, kids and adults alike. They may taste so good that you, or your child, might be considering sharing them with your dog.  Sharing is caring, and your dogs shouldn’t be left out of the fun stuff, but the question is, can dogs eat gummy worms and sour gummies? Are gummy worms healthy for your dog? If you’ve been wondering if your dogs can have...

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Are Worms Herbivores? (Omnivores or Carnivores?)

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Worms play an essential part in the underground ecosystem, displacing and redistributing organisms and nutrients and decaying organic matter as they make their way through the soil. But have you ever wondered what do worms eat? Do earthworms eat soil, dead plants and leaves, or animal prey and meat? KEY TAKEAWAYS Worms are best described as detritivores, than herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores. A detritivore will gain nutrients by eating detritus in the soil such as...

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Meal Worms in Compost – Good or Bad? (Could it Be Black Soldier Fly Larvae?)

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When you first begin composting, as you begin to research, you will come across lots of tips and tricks to speed up the process of breaking down organic matter. One of these may have been the idea of introducing mealworms in your compost bin so they can get to work on breaking down some of the material for you as they eat decaying matter. But are mealworms in your compost a good or bad thing?...

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Can You Get Worms from Biting Your Nails?

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The habit of biting nails can be hard to shake, but there are plenty of reasons why you should put effort into stopping. Along with the discomfort of ingrown nails and the unattractive state of bitten off nails, but you may have bitten off more than you can chew..like worms! One negative thing you may have heard about biting nails is that in doing so you may be transferring worms into your digestive system causing...

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Are Wooly Worms Poisonous (or Venomous)?

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When it comes to toxic or poisonous caterpillars, you may have heard that wooly worms are the worst offenders to be worried about. But are wooly worms poisonous? Or is this just another widely believed myth? Woolly worms are also known as the Isabella tiger moth, woolly bear caterpillar, or woolly bears and there are many misconceptions about exactly how dangerous they are. Read below to discover everything you need to know about wooly worms...

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Are Trolli Gummy Worms Vegan? (And Alternatives)

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As a vegetarian, it is easy to avoid obvious non-vegan foods like meat and dairy, but there are other not-so-obvious food items that cause a lot of controversy. One of them is Trolli Gummy Worms, gummy candies produced by Trolli, a German confectionery brand.  The sour/sweet taste, bright colors, and chewiness of these gummy candies makes them a favorite among kids and adults alike. As a vegetarian you might have been wondering, are Trolli gummy...

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