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Live Earthworms are animals that everyone has seen but may not know much about. Earthworms In the lab can be used as food for amphibians and reptiles and as participants in various behavioral studies.

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Easy to culture and maintain although they must be kept relatively cool (temperatures much over 15 ºC should be avoided). Normally shipped in a wax-lined box, earthworms may require special shipping and handling requirements during extreme weather.

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An animal that everyone has seen but may not know much about. Members of the phylum Annelida-the segmented worms. The common earthworm (Lumbricus sp.) is a vital component of moist soil ecosystems, aerating and enriching enormous quantities of material annually. Earthworms in the classroom can be used as food for amphibians and reptiles and as participants in various behavioral studies.