Re: NANFA-- nightcrawlers: predators?

R. W. Wolff (
Tue, 1 Oct 2002 23:44:13 -0500

I am not sure what you meant by, recycling, but if it is what I think, that
is not how they do that. Nightcrawlers, like most earthworms I know of, lay
an egg capsule. So it was not having a baby. Night crawlers are of both
sex, but cannot self fertilize. They lay side by side, but facing opposite
diretions. They line up the " band " near the rear of the head. Then fuse
together, and fertilize each other. I don't know how long it takes, but then
an egg capsule is laid. It looks like some sort of seed the size of a small
bean. Inside are several small eggs the size of fish eggs roughly. That
much I do know.

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