Sunday, April 30, 2006

Worms. I heard they taste like chicken.


Brownsey Family said...

They don't, my brother tried. Also, contrary to popular belief, they do not taste like the gummy worms they are fashioned after.

However, research leads me to believe this particular worm is commonly called the red marsh worm or red wriggler; scientific name is lumbricus rubellus. This is not to be confused with the other worm that is called the red wriggler, which goes by the scientific name eisenia foetida. It lives for about 682-719 days, and they are apparently a good worm to use if you want to have an indoor compost pile year round.
If anyone wants anymore information about this worm, go to, where you can learn lots about our little worm friends :)

Brownsey Family said...

Did you know that there are over 12,000 species of earthworms and related species? And that does not count another 20,000 species of flatworms and 25,000 species of roundworms!