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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Worm Castings – The Benefits to Plants and How to Make Your Own Vermicompost

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Flower growers call it earthworm soil, worm farmers may call it vermicompost, and some simply call it compost or even worm poop. The different names all refer to the same thing; Worm castings.  Over a period of time, worms digest their feed and poop it out which leave nutritious worm castings for planting. This is your earthworm compost or vermicompost and can be harvested.  Sometimes, the colour of the earthworm poop or castings will be...

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What Are The Benefits of Earthworms? Advantages and Disadvantages of Worms to Humans

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Did you know, the famous father of evolution, Charles Darwin, published the last book of his legendary life about earthworms? Yep, the famous Darwin wrote the last book before his death about the advantages and benefits of earthworms to the human race.  This book is little known, but his evaluation of earthworms has been echoing in the earthworm academic circle, in which he wrote: “Worms have played a more important part in the history of...

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Can Humans Eat Worms? A Look into Edible Earthworms

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We know that earthworms are beneficial to the soil and increase the nutrient availability, provide a more stable soil structure and that their worm castings contain nitrogen which is ready to nourish and feed plants. We also know earthworms provide many insects and reptiles with a good meal too. But can you eat earthworms and do they provide us with nutritional value? Can humans eat earthworms?  Let’s explore this topic in detail. Are Earthworms Edible?...

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Do Earthworms Have a Mouth? How Worms Eat and Dig Through Soil

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I’ve talked about whether earthworms have eyes and ears before, so let’s talk about how earthworms eat and answer the question, do worms have a mouth?  Usually, the shape of the earthworm is as sharp on both ends, and it is hard to see which end is the mouth and which is the anus.  But, there’s a simple trick to tell the difference. You only need to pay attention to the position of the clitellum (sometimes known as the...

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