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Re: red worms


Sent by: George (Usa) on November 20, 2008 hour 20:07:42:

In reply to: Re: red worms sent by Greta Loeffelbein on November 17, 2007 hour 17:33:28:


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There are also many areas where there are no native worms (ie; Minnesota, Western New York, and pretty much anywhere else that was covered with glaciers in the last Ice Age). In these areas, the ecosystem relies on dense layers of leaves called 'duff'. Earthworms can rapidly gobble up the duff, exposing tree roots, removing needed soil fungi, and wiping out breeding habitat for many plants and animals.

In short, don't release worms into the wild where they aren't already established.
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