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Earthworms move slow…right? Right??

by Amy

So I’ve always been of the notion that earthworms are slow. I mean, they let you pick them up and they move around in your hand slow, then inch around in the soil slow, but apparently when they need to, they have some get-up-and-go!

I went out to check on my progress from today (even more satisfied seeing it again!) and there were 2 really big worms on the surface around the zucchini. I watched them for a minute, they were really big and “something to look at”, you know? So I went in the fence and got close and I swear to [whoever] those little suckers were in the ground like lightning! 8O One was so fast I didn’t see it move, but the other one, it was like a cat darting after a mouse. 8O That quick. Seriously! Crazy stuff!

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Amy June 1, 2008 - 12:01 am

Good to know it wasn’t just my eyesight. I thought my husband slipping me some ‘shrooms or something for a little bit there :lol:

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theManicGardener May 28, 2008 - 11:31 am

I’ve seen this phenomenon–it’s quite something. I think I’ve heard that they sense vibrations, probably from our footsteps.
–kate

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