Do Worms Eat Seaweed? (What about Kelp and Seagrass?)

Worms eat most natural decaying matter, like fruit and vegetables food scraps, other organic kitchen scraps, the nutrients from dead leaves, petals and roots, and yes, even decomposing seaweed! Freshwater seaweed is pretty much fine to go directly onto your garden or in your composting bin, however, it is important to pay attention to the effects that the seaweed is having on your bin. Yes, worms do eat seaweed.  Seaweed is natural but comes from...

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Do Worms Eat Poop?

Worms eat all kinds of things. Worms generally prefer and are better suited to eating manure, i.e. animal dung. Manure has been used in worm composting for a very long time. When left for long enough, to further decay, creating a range of different and wonderful nutrients for vegetation, manure is a perfect organic compost, and worms do love it!  Yes, worms do eat poop. This includes various animal manures. A good rule of thumb...

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Do Worms Eat Eggshells?

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Worms eat all kinds of things. Surprisingly, yes – they do also eat crushed egg shells, and in fact, benefit greatly from doing so! It’s easy to assume that egg shells can cause worms pain and injury. However, if you want to add shells to your worm bin or worm composting system, you just have to be careful about how you prepare them. Let’s take a closer look at this curious side to worm composting....

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Do Worms Eat Grass And Grass Clippings? (and Can You Put Grass into Your Composting Bin?)

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Worms love to eat grass and grass clippings! Although worms do not eat grass above the surface of the soil, they do munch their way through the ‘thatch’ layer beneath the grass and just above the soil. This activity is actually beneficial in order for grass to survive and to flourish, as well as being good for the earthworms themselves. Working through the layer known as the ‘thatch’ helps regenerate the fresh shoots on the...

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Do Worms Eat Dirt?

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They are an important part of our ecosystem and although some people think of them as being gross, you wouldn’t believe just how important worms actually are to our lives. You have undoubtedly seen worms on and in the soil and may find yourself wondering about what exactly these fascinating little creatures eat. You might even be wondering; do earthworms eat dirt? Yes, worms eat dirt. As you can imagine, dirt is pretty unavoidable for them....

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Do Worms Have Blood (and Does a Worm Bleed?)

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The short answer to this question is, yes. Most worms do have blood, especially the earthworms you may find in your garden. The blood is usually red (a shade lighter than humans), pink, colorless and can even be green. If you accidentally injure an earthworm when you shovel your soil, you will find that the earthworm may also bleed red, just like us.  However, the difference in the blood shed by earthworms is that it’s...

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Do Earthworms Have Eyes and Ears? How Strong Are the Senses of Earthworms?

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In the eyes of other predators, earthworms are obviously an easy, low-defense meal, but you may not know how delicate the senses of earthworms are.  Although there is no hard grip and outer shell for protection, earthworms can travel in the soil for 600 million years and naturally they will not be a fuel-efficient lamp.  In addition to having an amazing reproduction speed ( see the data chart ), below we will explain how earthworms...

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What is the Difference Between the Earthworm and Millipedes?

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At first glance, millipedes look similar to earthworms, but they are not the same species.  Sometimes after it has rained at night, you will see many different species come out to play in your garden, or the courtyard of your home.  Some millipedes are black and red with gold threads, and some are as red as earthworms.  The length of them can range from several centimetres long to tens of centimetres long – with some...

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Do Worms Eat Watermelon Rinds and Flesh? (Benefits, Pros and Cons)

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Wanting to cast away some sweet treats for your worms? We can’t blame you. If you want to save scraps for your worms from one or more fruit salads, you need to be careful around citrus fruit. But what about watermelons? Worms will eat almost any organic decaying matter and they definitely have a sweet tooth. There’s no point in throwing away all of the delicious nutrients that can be found in all kinds of...

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The Worm in Tequila: What Does Eating it Do, What Type of Worm is it and Does it Make You Hallucinate?

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Many people wonder what the purpose of the worm is in tequila bottles. There is a lot of speculation that eating the worm makes you hallucinate, but is this true or false? What type of worm even is it? So many questions… Some say the worm is just for fun or tradition, while others say there are specific health benefits and uses. This article will explore what the worms in tequila do and why they...

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