Earthworms are long, legless creatures that live in moist soil and are found almost everywhere.

  • Earthworms eat their way through the soil to make tunnels to live in, leaving piles of digested soil at the entrances to these tunnels.
  • Each earthworm is both male and female.
  • Eggs are laid in a cocoon of slime in moist, rich soil.

Can earthworms survive being cut in half?

There is much folklore about cutting an earthworm in two and having both parts live. However, the rear half will always die, and depending on where the cut is placed, the front half may live to become another whole worm.


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Updated: Apr 8, 2009