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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #25 on: 27/04/2004 23:38:13 »
.....Well it certainly applies to Canadian worms Justin!!!

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #26 on: 28/04/2004 00:03:57 »
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Originally posted by MayoFlyFarmer

Is that celine dion's kind of "Lurrve" neil?

We don't want the loonies taking over!



must be damn ugly worms then... [xx(]
 

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #27 on: 03/05/2004 19:22:42 »
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I remember hearing or reading about some worms that only live for 90 hours or something short like that when kept in an antioxidant solution their life span almost doubled. Anyone else hear this?

Tim, now that you mention it, I vaguely remember hearing about that.

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #28 on: 17/05/2004 22:52:30 »
I listened to NPR radio on my way to work today and I found out that there are over 4,500 species of earthworms.I also learned that it is a falicy that if you cut an earthworm in half they will regenerate and you will have 2 worms. Earthworms have very sophisticated circulatory systems and there are times when a severed head will grow a new tail.There is a new book out by Amy Stewert titled When the earth moved...or something very close to that...and it is a very comprehensive look at the delightful but overlooked creature. Like my 8th grade biology teacher always said..A dry earthworm is a dead earthworm!
 

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #29 on: 20/05/2004 02:43:05 »
I think 6 foot earthworms is actually the movie tremors...<kidding> but Darwin actually thought that the earthworm was responsible for covering many ancient civilizations and preserving them for us to study today. There are not a lot of earthworm scientists, but one man in ohio has discovered and named 300 new species all by himself.
 

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #30 on: 21/05/2004 21:28:03 »
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I think 6 foot earthworms is actually the movie tremors...<kidding> but Darwin actually thought that the earthworm was responsible for covering many ancient civilizations and preserving them for us to study today. There are not a lot of earthworm scientists, but one man in ohio has discovered and named 300 new species all by himself.



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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #31 on: 26/05/2004 23:38:28 »
The largest worm recorded was found in South Africa and was 22 FEET tip to toe.  yuck!
 

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #32 on: 27/05/2004 00:53:55 »
There be worm sign! Ride the worm, snort the spice melange, then you can fold space!
 

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #33 on: 27/05/2004 04:19:40 »
Was it Dune that had the spice worms in it?
 

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #34 on: 27/05/2004 17:57:29 »
Spice worms or Spice girls?
 

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #35 on: 27/05/2004 19:15:45 »
...why are they called Earthworms ?...is it to differentiate them from Spaceworms ..........are there Seaworms too then ?

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #36 on: 28/05/2004 19:24:08 »
It's to differentiate them from buttworms, for instance.

Yes, Donnah, the book, movie, and mini-series with the spice worms was called "Dune".
 

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #37 on: 28/05/2004 19:32:49 »
....yea..thanks gsmollin...I suppose people forget about tape worms et al etc .....buttworms.....yeuchh !!...there was a dcoumnetary about them on Tv a short while ago.....amazing that they can grow for so long (in length and time) without the host knowing

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #38 on: 29/05/2004 00:24:03 »
I had a patient once that was full of round worms.  Had just come to the country from Viet Nam.  You forget how important it is to get a good history sometimes.  We had surgery at the bedside ready to operate when he heaved up about a foot long worm.  Interesting stuff happens in the ER.
 

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #39 on: 29/05/2004 01:18:08 »
ohh...yeuchh !!!..perhaps this should be tied in with the fishing thread !!

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #40 on: 31/05/2004 00:18:33 »
Funny, but I know people who deworm their pets regularly and don't think to deworm themselves.
 

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Re: How do earthworms breathe underground?
« Reply #41 on: 01/06/2004 02:07:43 »
I'm going out and get a once-a-month dewormer... and taking it!




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