Saturday, 6 August 2011

Earthworms galore

I had never realised there were so many different types of worm! However, in trying to see why the one in this photo has blue on it I discovered this useful website. I also found the Earthworm Society website which, not suprisingly, has lots of information about worms.
The blueness on the worm in the middle is actually it lubricating itself with an irridescent slime.
So, these are likely all Compost worms - well, they're in our compost and that's basically what they live on. Lots of worms = good healthy compost :-)

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Please leave a comment. I'm very pleased to receive corrections or confirmations of my identification of the creatures we've spotted on the allotment.