Saturday, 18 May 2013

Knotty Earthworms

I'm so glad I managed to photograph this worm today! A couple of years ago I found lots of worms in knots but recently they've all untied themselves before I could take a snap.
This one pretty much refused to unwrap itself. Apparently the worm ties itself into a knot to go into a dormant state - generally because of unfavourable conditions so probably at the moment it's because the ground is dry. The worm goes into aestivation until conditions improve - or until I dig it up!
 

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