Do you see a worm?

Bostonist looks at a museum and sees a worm: “…our first reaction to seeing the architectural rendering of the proposed structure was that its smooth, curvilinear shape reminded us of a gigantic smiling earthworm emerging from the expressway tunnel underneath the greenway.” Bostonist: Lumbricus Terrestris But this is nothing compared to the real thing: the Giant Worm museum (aka Wildlife Wonderland) in southern Australia,...

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The Origin of Feces

Washington City Paper helpfully provides a naturalist’s guide to identifying the…er…droppings that locals may encounter on their walks. Conspiculously absent? Worm castings. Come on, people. Get it right. District Line . Washington City...

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Amateur Microscopy

is blogging about whatever fits under the microscope. How about a worm? Some dirt? Amateur...

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Earthworms Tell the Tale

Once again, the Philippines takes the lead with the latest earthworm news. If an area has been logged (not anywhere, just there), you’ll see these particular worms in the forest. Not because the worms themselves are particularly attracted to logged areas–trees from coastal areas are transplanted to repopulate the area, and those trees have Brazilian worms in their roots. Got it? Good. Oh, and these worms’ “excretion...

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New Wormery Adventures Here

There’s very little going on in the lives of my worms right now, except for the fact that four hens are on the hunt for them, so instead I refer you to the adventures of: fluffius muppetus

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This Week in Fake News

In his column for the San Francisco Chronicle, Jon Carroll speculates on the kinds of “good stories about the war” that the Pentagon has been covertly placing in Iraqi newspapers. JON CARROLL: “Endangered worms make a comeback: One of the rarest worms in the world, Aporrectodea (species withheld by request), has been spotted by biologists in more than a dozen locations around Mosul. Once driven almost to extinction by...

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Moving the Worms

A whole mess of giant Australian earthworms have to be moved to make way for Progress. It’s tricky work–it’s taken two months, and they’ve moved 600 earthworms in that time, but with a 20% mortality rate. They may be big, but they’re fragile. Sometimes workers would spend two hours brushing the dirt away before they could move them. Worming out of a problem – National –...

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Earthworms can help dissolve blood clots for stroke patients

” I observed that the crude extract of our native and composting earthworms have demonstrated anti blood clotting activity,’ said Ang Lopez” Crude extract? What is that, worm juice? And why does all the interesting worm news always come from the Philipines? Earthworms can help dissolve blood clots for stroke...

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This Just In

Worms make a mess and encourage weeds. So spray on the herbicides. Nice. Thanks, guys. News 14 Carolina | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES | Earthworms leave behind a mess

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Gardeners’ Question Time

BBC Radio 4 has chosen The Earth Moved as one of their recommended books for Christmas 2005. See the complete list, and tune in for the show this Sunday Nov. 13, here: BBC – Radio 4 – Gardeners’ Question Time – Homepage

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