Worm World

We are back with a new season of Worm World!

We can’t be the only ones genuinely fascinated with the residents of worm farms and compost piles.

It’s the essence of why l became so enthusiastic about worm farming and composting in the first place over the more traditional gardening experience.

The one thing l noticed when l started researching worms and compost critters was the lack of the actual specific ‘worm’ images there was, and l figured, well, maybe that is something that worm fanciers like myself might appreciate seeing more of.

By taking these close-ups and macro shots of the worms, l came up with the idea of the Earthen Wurmin brand. These galleries display to the reader the true inner beauty of earthwormery.

Thanks for reading, and we hope you’ll enjoy the new season.

Earthen Wurmin and The Autistic Composter

Season 3 – 2023
Please feel free to check out the other galleries
Worm World Ewww Gallery
Vermicomposting Content Directory
Ewww Quick Tips Directory

Slideshow- Close up images from deep inside an earthen slice of the worm farms

Earthen Wurmin’s Worm Facts & Quotes
Earthworms are hermaphrodites carrying both male and female sexual reproduction organs and produce eggs and sperm.

Mating usually occurs on the surface, although l have seen mating deep down in compost bins. Both worms press against each other almost like glue – in an opposite position to the other – head to tail – and exchange sperm before parting. However, the mating ritual can last anywhere between 3 to 5 hours. There is an actual courtship process where the worms visit each other’s burrows first to get to know each other before doing the deed.

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here
Life is dear to every living thing; the worm that crawls upon the ground will struggle for it.

Solomon Northup

Published by The Autistic Composter

Earthly Comforts is a wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, inspiration, poetry and photography.

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