Squiggly Facts About Worms

Squiggly Facts About Worms
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Wax worms can eat and digest polythene plastic. During digestion, the compound gets converted into biodegradable material which they release as faeces.

There ice worms that can only live in glaciers. When exposed to temperature above 40 degree F, they can melt away.

There is a worm called “devil worm” found miles beneath the earth’s crust. It is so far the deepest living animal known to us.

Charles Darwin considered earthworms to be one of the most influential species on Earth, even more important than dinosaurs and humans. Darwin studied earthworms for 40 years. He would even play piano for them to study how they auditory system worked.

Earthworms can survive underwater for up to 2 weeks.

In Australia, there is a earthworm breed called Giant Australian Earthworm. It is 1 meter long and can even reach the length of 3 meters.

Otto Von Bismarck once challenged a rival politician to duel. But his opponent chose to fight with two pork sausages one of which was infected with roundworm. After this, Bismarck backed off.

Roundworms were frozen in the Siberian permafrost for 30,000 years. When they were thawed, they continued to live and eat as usual.

If you open a cocoon, you will not find a butterfly or a caterpillar. You will instead find gooey material that the caterpillar turned into. From this the butterfly is made.

When caterpillars eat a tobacco plant, the plant sends chemical distress signals that calls out caterpillar predators to come and eat it. The same is so with grass. The fresh grass smell is actually a distress call to predators to eat the insect that’s eating it.

Flatworms are hermaphrodites that take part in “penis fencing”. The flatworm that is successful in stabbing the other one injects its sperm, making the recipient gravid.

Flatworms get all their memories back after being decapitated.

Removing a leech with flame or salt is not recommended because it can make all the contents of the leech’s stomach empty into your wound.

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