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Worms in the ground

  • Subject: [cg] Worms in the ground
  • From: "Jon Rowley" rowley@nwlink.com
  • Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 10:42:57 -0800

So it sounds like the worms are surviving thru cold winters in the ground, that as long as there is a prepared bed and food they will hang around and they won't freeze or die being outside.  Am I getting this right?  Laurie
The red worms that decompose organic matter don't burrow. They work the litter layer where the food is. Here is my theory.  When it freezes the worms make egg casings which are resistant to the cold. The worm freezes and the casing waits for a thaw and hatches 3-4 little ones. I'm not sure thats the way it works but thats the way it looks like it works. Ever notice all the worms after a thaw?
Jon Rowley
Interbay P-Patch

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