Earthworms – Varmints! – 104

Earthworms!

This week on the Varmints! podcast join Paul and Donna to talk about those squishity, squiggly dirt eatin’ chums, the earthworms!

But first, the news!

Can Earthworms help us Grow Food on Mars? Maybe? Read all about it here, courtesy of National Geographic.

Why are Earthworms so slimy? Check it out! Courtesy of Science Learning Hub.

Bioluminescent, slimy goodness.

Wanna know how earthworms reproduce? We know you do. Check it out here, courtesy of animals.howstuffworks.com.

Earthworm reproduction or just unfortunately tangled up?

Blech.

Who is Earthworm Jim? Find out here courtesy of good ol’ Wikipedia.

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Worm in a cybersuit. Why not?

Guess who studied earthworms for 40 years? This guy down below. Read about it here courtesy of Science Learning Hub!

Chuck Darwin, Earthworm Specialist. Who knew?

Why do earthworms surface when it rains? Find out here courtesy of Scientific American.

Why Do Earthworms Surface After Rain?

Hmm. Yep, still super slimy.

Earthworms can sometimes be invasive! Read about it here courtesy of Scientific American.

Now you know a little more about earthworms than you did this morning! What do you think of them? We want to hear from you! Send us your suggestions for animals you’d like to hear us talk about, or just drop us a line about anything at varmintspodcast@gmail.com! We might even read your email on the show.

Your feedback is always welcome!

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All music is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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About our voice actors:
Kari McGinnis runs Blazing Caribou Studios and is a co-host on the podcasts Feast On History and Trivia Geeks Live.
Chris Braaten runs the Podfix Network and is a co-host on More Gooder Than.
Chris “Toph” Green is the host of the GravityBeard podcast.
Curtis Craddock is the author of the novel An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors (The Risen Kingdoms, #1)
Josh Hallmark runs the Our Americana network and hosts the podcasts Our Americana, The Karen and Ellen Letters, Playlist and True Crime Bullshit.
Frosty is the co-host of The Show with The Preshaah and Frosty,
and last but never least, Stacey from Rough Giraffe.