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Tiger worms

Tiger worms

The most common earthworm in compost bins is the tiger worm (Eisenia foetida), which has alternating red and yellow bands along its body. It can eat its body weight in food each day.

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Gregor Yeates, 'Earthworms - Benefits for pasture and compost', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Gregor Yeates, published 24 Nov 2008