What do they all eat?

What do worms eat?

What do worms eatMany species of worms are decomposers; they break down dead plants and animals to return nutrients to the soil. They have also been known to infiltrate households feeding on food in the early stages of its decomposition namely breads and cheeses.


what do worms eat


Worms description:

The term worm (vermes) refers to an obsolete taxon used by Carolus Linnaeus and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck for all non-arthropod invertebrate animals. Currently it is used to describe many different distantly-related animals which have a long cylindrical body and no legs.
Most animals called "worms" are invertebrates, but the term is also used for the amphibian caecilians and the slow worm Anguis, a legless burrowing lizard. Invertebrate animals commonly called "worms" include annelids (earthworms), nematodes (roundworms), flatworms, marine polychaete worms (bristle worms), marine nemertean worm ("bootlace worms"), and insect larvae such as caterpillars, grubs, and maggots.

Worms vary in size from microscopic to over a metre in length for marine polychaete worms (bristle worms), 6.7 m (22 ft) for the African giant earthworm, Microchaetus, and 55 m (180 ft) for the marine nemertean worm (bootlace worm), Lineus longissimus.


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