Question - Do worms have a face?

Answered by: Adam Gray  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 24-08-2021  |  Views: 1194  |  Total Questions: 14

There are thousands of different species belonging to probably a half dozen or more phyla that are commonly called “worms”. I don't know of any species that have all three but there may well be some. If a face is made up of eyes, noses and mouths - then some might have what could be called a face. Its mouth is also its anus. If separated, a piece of its body can grow into another worm. And the worm liquefies prey, which it then sucks through its mouth, excreting waste from the same opening later. Seeing: Earthworms have no eyes, but they do have light receptors and can tell when they are in the dark, or in the light. Hearing: Earthworms have no ears, but their bodies can sense the vibrations of animals moving nearby. Thinking and feeling: Worms have a brain that connects with nerves from their skin and muscles. OSLO (Reuters) - Worms squirming on a fishhook feel no pain -- nor do lobsters and crabs cooked in boiling water, a scientific study funded by the Norwegian government has found. Worms Can Feel Pain, Research Indicates. But a team of Swedish researchers has uncovered evidence that worms do indeed feel pain, and that worms have developed a chemical system similar to that of human beings to protect themselves from it.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-earthworms-surface-after-rain/

Earthworms are unable to drown like a human would, and they can even survive several days fully submerged in water. Soil experts now think earthworms surface during rain storms for migration purposes.

https://www.cathyscomposters.com/faq.htm

Each cocoon or egg contains up to 20 babies (average 5 or 6). How long do worms live? Worms can live up to 10 years! However, in the wild where there are many predators the average lifespan for a worm is 1 - 2 years.

http://wigglingaround.com/tag/worms-have-5-hearts/

In the worm world, these wonderful earth loving creatures have five blood pumping organs in their tiny, hard working bodies. But the worms' hearts do not fill up with blood the way humans do, they just squeeze the two blood vessels which help to circulate the blood through out the body.

https://unclejimswormfarm.com/answers-to-common-worm-questions/

Do Worms Sleep? If sleep is defined as a period of inactivity, then worms indeed sleep. If sleep is defined as a loss of consciousness, typical brain wave patterns consistent with “sleep” and closed eyes (which worms do not have), then worms do not sleep. So Yes and No.

https://www.livescience.com/38371-two-worms-worm-cut-in-half.html

If an earthworm is split in two, it will not become two new worms. The head of the worm may survive and regenerate its tail if the animal is cut behind the clitellum. But the original tail of the worm will not be able to grow a new head (or the rest of its vital organs), and will instead die.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52337/3-creatures-more-one-heart

2. Earthworms. While it is not technically a “heart, ” the aortic arch of the earthworm performs a similar function and is commonly referred to as one for the sake of simplicity. An earthworm has five arches/hearts that are segmented and pump blood throughout its body.

http://www.projectgrowgardens.org/uploads/media_items/one-page-guide-to-vermicomposting.original.pdf

How often do worms breed? The breeding cycle is approximately 27 days from mating to laying eggs. Worms can double in population every 60 days.

https://www.quora.com/Bats-pass-stool-through-their-mouth-How-did-this-strange-and-rare-diversificat

Bats pass stool through their mouth. All bats poop through their anus. To do this while they are ahnging upside down, they support themselves with their forelimbs for a short time to poop and again go roosting upside down.

https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2018/01/03/2883/

Last year, a bunch of researchers listed which animals they studied farted. According to their list, it appears that some worms don't pass gas either. Some scientists have found that a lot of them don't usually carry the same kinds of gas-forming bacteria in their guts that humans and other mammals do.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthworm

Earthworms are hermaphrodites; that is, they have both male and female sexual organs. The sexual organs are located in segments 9 to 15. As a result, segment 15 of one worm exudes sperm into segments 9 and 10 with its storage vesicles of its mate.

http://www.haliburtonecho.ca/does-worm-really-love-worm

In Worm Loves Worm, two worms fall in love and decide to get married. Cricket, Beetle, Spider and the Bees all want to help out, but as they start to plan the wedding they keep tripping over details. We all know that earthworms don't get married.

https://www.bbg.org/news/to_touch_or_not_to_touch

Some species can release a stinging substance. Earthworms and red wriggler worms are perfectly safe to hold bare-handed, though it's probably prudent to wash your hands before eating your next meal. Centipedes can bite, but they are nearly impossible to catch, which works out well.

https://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/animals-and-wildlife/they-dont-bite-and-other-worm-facts-you-n

Worms breathe through their skin, aided by the layer of mucus that they secrete. If their skin dries out, they die. Worms don't bite. They also don't sting.

https://www.quora.com/Do-worms-and-spiders-have-feelings

Earthworms writhe in pain when injured. So they must FEEL something like pain AND unhappiness. Both worms and spiders will run away from danger, so they must feel fear and a self-protective impulse.