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Red Californian worms

Red Californian worms

Red Californian worms


Red Californian worms

California red worm with Latin name Eisenia fetida, known as a red worm, earthworm, earthworm and many others. Red Californian worms is a type of worm adapted to the decomposition of organic waste. They live in this environment and is rarely found in the soil.
Each segment of their body vlakantsa called fins that move outside and inside as pressed to nearby surfaces such as worm tighten and stretch your muscles to move back and forth.
Eisenia fetida is best known by the name of Red Californian worm, but its true origin is European, intentionally and unintentionally spread across the planet except Antarctica.
Red Californian worms are the most common type of worms in composting. Normally their length usually reaches 2 to 4 inches, as the color is usually red / purple, actually they can vary greatly in very general physical characteristics, such as the world may range from light orange to purple, may also be meet individuals with stripes. California red worm is very tolerant to different temperatures. He can live in freezing cold temperatures down to 35 ° C from which it follows that good for growing indoors and outdoors. It is believed that the best temperature for cultivation is between 15-20 C, and the perfect temperature for maximum growth is 20-25 C. This temperature is ideal for composting / ability of worms to process organic waste /.

Eisenia fetida is hermaphrodite and all other types of earthworms. However for their propagation are needed two worms, which are combined with specific segments of the body which they are easily recognized because they are larger and lighter in color than the other. So clinging worms exchange sperm. After the process of fertilization worms are separated from each other and each worm cocoons created in which there are several eggs each.


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