Welcome to my little worm farm where Worms are very important, As I stand here today, there are many kinds of Earthworm species moving in different directions in the ground.
But not all of the Earthworms live, eat, act or even travel the same way.
Hi, my name is Worm farmer Willy.
And I would love to tell you about my Worm farm friends and what they do.
There are 3 types of Earthworms. That live in 1 of 3 areas in the ground.
The first type of Worm lives on top of the land covered in organic waste.
Traveling in a herd and moving sideways for the most part as they don’t venture too deep And they are called Epigeic.
The second type of organic worms lives just below the surface traveling sideways.
And they are called Endogeic worms.
And the Third type lives deep in the ground moving up and down
And they are called Anecic worms.
There are thousands of different species of earthworms in the world, but they either fall into 1 of those 3 categories.
As long as the air, water, soil, and the temperature is perfect, then you will surely find Earthworms.
Earthworms eat a wide variety of organic matter, such as plant matter, living protozoa, rotifers, nematodes, bacteria, fungi, micro-organisms, and mineral soil.
If you would like to dive deeper into this topic, we will be posting a lot more information about this and many more organic worm farming topics in the future.
As we said before The first type of Earthworm is from the Epigeic group,
which is the smallest worm of the 3, with the shortest lifespan that produces the most offspring. Epigeic comes from an Ancient Greek word that means upon the earth.
This type of worm is a compost-dweller, a non-burrowing worm that doesn’t construct permanent burrows underground. This type of worm lives in the Soil Organic Horizon.
Classified as the Compost Worm. The most popular being The Red Wiggler or the Tiger Worm.
Or scientifically known as Eisenia fetida or Eisenia Andrei. It is considered a pet to some people, as they can be kept domestically.