[Annelida] "red Californian earthworm"

James Blake via annelida%40net.bio.net (by jablake9 from gmail.com)
Sat Jan 16 18:20:07 EST 2010


Davorka,

I am from California, and when we went fishing, we used to buy bait worms
that were called "redworms." I recall they were distinctly red in color.

Jim Blake

2010/1/16 Davorka <davorka from biologija.unios.hr>

>  Does anybody know where and why the name "red Californian earthworm" came
> from, as it is so widely used for earthworm species used in vermiculturing (
> *E. fetida, E. andrei, L. rubellus,.*..)? Thank you!
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> Davorka Jarić, PhD student
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