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April 20th

A fine day was had by all.


And I think we saw a fertilized earthworm. If internet research is to be trusted, the worm will secrete a sticky substance in the ring zone (the swollen part), which will become a cocoon afterwards. At this time, the mature cocoon with the eggs will move from the female genital pores to the spermatheca hole (with sperm) so that the egg is fertilized in the cocoon.


Later, the fertilized cocoon leaves the body.


So yeah. Earthworms lay eggs.


I did not know that. And thanks go to Beatrix for noticing an interesting worm, taking the time to observe it, and sharing it with the group.




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