Re: NANFA-- Aquatic earthworms
Sun, 30 Apr 2000 18:26:51 EDT

In a message dated 4/30/00 1:22:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< They are just earthworms forced to the surface by the wet weather.
<< I'm not sure what yours are, but I've found earthworms that didn't get cut
up completely or eaten immediately in my tanks MONTHS after being put in
I imagine that this is what these worms are - washed in by flooding, etc.>>

That's what I thought was probably the case, but I wasn't sure.What I don't
understand is how earthworms could survive in your aquarium for months but
die in a pail of water and turn to mush after only being in there for a day
for me.The only plausible reason that I can think of is aeration and
filtration of the water in the aquarium vs. no aeration/filtration in the
bucket I had them in. I've had friends tell me that they went through the
same thing trying to keep earthworms in water.

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