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Old 05-01-2014, 01:13 AM   #12681
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Yes, they are hermaphrodites, but they do mate with other earthworms. If they didn't, I think the unfortunate, negative recessives would build up too quickly.

Yeah, I was told that one too. I'm pretty sure that one was invented so adults didn't need to explain about mating to kids.

Fascinating. They all look alike to me, who knew we have boy worms and girl worms?
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:22 AM   #12682
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Yes, they are hermaphrodites, but they do mate with other earthworms. If they didn't, I think the unfortunate, negative recessives would build up too quickly.

Yeah, I was told that one too. I'm pretty sure that one was invented so adults didn't need to explain about mating to kids.

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Well here is the lowdown on them. The kiddies of the world are safe. I don't see how anyone can explain their mating habits to anyone.

I used to have a large bin that I used for compost. I tossed all the leaves that fell off the trees into the yard into it. Then I took some black and white newspapers, wet them down and piled some more leaves on them. Come next spring time, I had so many worms that I became very popular with fishermen once the word got out. They were big and fat.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:26 AM   #12683
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Fascinating. They all look alike to me, who knew we have boy worms and girl worms?
I don't think so. They are each a girl and a boy. They each give sperm to the other one. It gets pretty complicated after that.
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Old 05-01-2014, 02:03 AM   #12684
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My friend Gail was serious about composting. She had bins and piles and all sorts of good-for-the-garden stuff to help her compost. When they moved to IL and I went out to visit she asked me if I wanted to see their "wiggly room" in the basement. Game, I followed her down the steps. Ah, she didn't say "wiggly room", she had said "Wrigley Room"! They had finished off the room her hubby used as an office to look like a mini Wrigley park, complete with an "ivy" wall (trompe l'oeil painted) and a tan line of carpet in the green carpeting that simulated a foul line, complete with "355" on the "wall" for the 355 foot foul line. Needless to say, they were huge Cubs fans! When they moved the buyers just so happened to be...Cardinals fans. Bye-bye Wrigley Room.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:19 AM   #12685
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Not as much as in Somewhere, Florida. Don't know the city/region since to the reporters up here it's not important , but they had about 14" of rain in a 24-hour period. Flooded rivers and people getting rescued. Hope you guys stay safe and the rain doesn't last long.

We've had enough rain that Himself could cut only the front and sides of our lawn. The back is so damp the wheels from the mower kept sinking. Today's rain isn't helping!
It was Pensacola. Pretty bad down there.

The storms that were predicted for our area never materialized, but more are expected today. Right now, it's 68F and an uncomfortable 91% humidity.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:44 AM   #12686
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Rain again. 54 degrees this morning.

The sun will come out, tomorrow!!!
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:45 AM   #12687
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This morning on the news they said if the rain in Pensacola had been snow they would have had over 200 inches.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:43 AM   #12688
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This morning on the news they said if the rain in Pensacola had been snow they would have had over 200 inches.
I looked it up, they got around 2 feet of rain. That's over half a year's worth of average precipitation in Montreal! It's rainy enough here that most of summer I look outside and the word that comes to mind is "verdant".

It's still raining and Shreddy went outside for about a minute before deciding it wasn't worth it in the rain.
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35F, clear, supposed to get to 77F today...okay, time to start complaining about the heat.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:55 AM   #12690
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It's 48 here (the new 58). The wind is blowing, but not liek it was and it's very cloudy. I should probably see if it is going to clear up or if more rain is coming.
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