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Do Worms Have Feelings?

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Even today, we are finding out new things about worms all the time. Although we have shared the planet with these little creatures for centuries, there is still so much that we do not understand about them, including about how or even if they feel or have feelings.  While humans, mammals and reptiles, for example, all experience different feelings and emotions, we perhaps disregard the simple worms that we see burrowing around in the soil....

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Why Do Worms Come out When It Rains?

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When it rains, we are likely to have a different smell in the air, wet socks, and to cross paths with an earthworm or two. Although it used to be considered that worms would simply drown in the rain, it would appear that there are a few potential reasons as to why our ground-dwelling friends actually want to join us in the deluge. Theories and research state that worms may come out when it rains...

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Does A Worm Have Legs? (What About Earthworms?)

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It’s easy to assume that worms may have more than just their slimy bodies to navigate around soil with. The way that an earthworm navigates both the soil surface and deeper underground is absolutely fascinating. But, are there tiny legs attached anywhere along their segments? Is there a limb segment we simply cannot see? You won’t have to search for them, as no, worms do not have legs. They move around using their muscles and...

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Do Worms Have a Nose?

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As you may have noticed, it can be quite difficult to find an earthworm’s head altogether. They do not possess eyes, or ears, but do have mouths (that work quite differently to our own). But what about nasal cavities – have you ever tried looking for a worm nose? No, worms do not have noses. With that in mind, how does a worm breathe? How does it smell? How does it navigate the earth?  Let’s...

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Are worms blind? (Can Earthworms See or Sense Light?)

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Unlike having eyes on their front ends like fish, snakes, birds, or other animals in nature, worms have their own means of getting around. Instead of eyes, worms have certain other things to help them to understand, use, and leave their environment, when necessary while being technically blind.  Technically, yes worms are blind. That is to say that they do not have eyes. However, that does not mean that they cannot efficiently navigate their surroundings....

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Are Worms Animals? (What Are Earthworms Classed As?)

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Worms are indeed a part of the animal kingdom. However, depending on where you look and who you ask, some will say that worms are animals, whereas others will say that they are not.  Indeed the question is a little more complicated than it might first appear to be, making the answer a little complicated, too!  In this article, we will discover what part of the animal kingdom worms are from, whether or not they...

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Are Worms Insects? (Is An Earthworm An Insect?)

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There are a few key differences between insects and worms. However, there are also a few species that cross the lines between invertebrates and insects.  In this article, we will see the differences between worms and insects, what makes worms invertebrates, and what these incredible invertebrate insects are, and what exactly makes them so unique.  No, neither earthworms, nor any other kind of worm, is an insect.  However, due to their small size, habitat, and...

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Do Worms Have Genders? (Can Earthworms be Male or Female)

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All earthworms, believe it or not, are hermaphrodites.  All earthworms are equipped with both male and female reproductive organs, making them a species that has to perform both male and female parts when they mate.  In fact, they are one of many animals that happen to be hermaphrodites. Others include clownfish, land snails, starfish, frogs, lizards, etc.  Earthworms do not have genders – as they all have the same reproductive systems. So, as hermaphrodites without...

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Do Lizards Eat Worms?

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Yes, some species of carnivorous and omnivorous lizards often eat worms. Worms are often eaten by a few species of lizards. However, some worms like earthworms have a slimy exterior which can lead to lizards sometimes avoiding them; they feed on worms when there is no other option to eat. Other worm-like invertebrates that lizards enjoy include hornworms, waxworms, and mealworms. Lizards can easily have different type of worms which includes mealworms, earthworms, waxworms, super...

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Earthworm vs Jumping worm (What’s the Difference Between These Worms?)

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There are many different types of worm. Your common earthworm, for example, is just one species and contains many sub-species including the jumping worm. Although we are only recently understanding the importance of earthworms in our gardens, the stigma around these creatures has started to spread yet again, this time due to a specific type of earthworm: the jumping worm.  Indeed, these little creatures are making headlines due to their impact on the environment, but...

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