Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Mon, 12th Apr 2010

Do Worms Drown?

Common Earthworm (c) Michael Linnenbach

This week's question endeavours to find the answer to the footpath conundrum - how do worms survive in the rain? What happens if the soil dries out? Plus, we ask if it's possible to carbon-date one's grandmother...

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  • What do Worms do in the Rain?

    Ever since the heavy snowfall in January, the water meadow I pass most days has been more water than meadow. What I would like to know is, how do the worms cope? Can they really breathe and survive conditions that range from almost totally dry to what must be utterly so...



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