What eats on the run, likes to live in the dark and constantly thinks about sex - besides your teenager?
These one-inch worm wonders can eat their own weight in organic compost and live for love.
"They're always having sex;" says self-described worm fan Cathy Nesbitt. "And they both become pregnant."
She cheerfully holds a pound of worms - officially called a squirm - in her two cupped hands and looks at them fondly.
The average Canadian family produces a tonne (1,000 kilograms) of rotting veggies and such in a year. A squirm can handle that with barely a burp.
There are worms in large wooden bins in a backyard shed, worms in bins outside in her yard and more in her basement, but the bulk of Bradford-based Cathy's Crawly Composters live on an herb farm. Even the largest worm bins have no odour other than a very mild earthy smell. Nesbitt reaches in and sifts the fine, black compost in her hands.
"I think it's amazing that this used to be recognizable stuff - a carrot here, lettuce, bits of other veggies there and now it's soil." she said
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