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If the two tigers breed sterile! 3 Replies

Started by Christopher John White. Last reply by Ar-Pharazon Aug 22, 2013.

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Comment by The Garbage Guru on October 6, 2010 at 7:40pm
What the heck the founder quit his own group! I know we all got them!I'm tired of looking at this group and seeing zero members! If you have EF's,you got Andreii! Might as well join now! You will be looking at your worms and say"Hey i got Andreii" DOH!!!!!
Comment by John Harrison on November 9, 2010 at 10:49am
I don't want Larry to get lonely here ;-)
And I'm pretty sure I've got both.
Comment by Ar-Pharazon on November 10, 2010 at 7:50pm
I'm in... as far as I can tell they're all E. andrei. I've never seen the really obvious tiger-striped kind seen in some photos. Go EA!
Comment by The Garbage Guru on November 10, 2010 at 8:10pm
That would be really neat if it does turn out all of yours are andrei! I may be jealous?Where is my magnifying glass?
Comment by Ar-Pharazon on November 11, 2010 at 10:59am
Ok, I'm taking a stand... I say they're all EA. They all look the same. The front half always looks like red-on-red to me. Subtle stripes.
Comment by The Garbage Guru on November 11, 2010 at 2:01pm
Ar,i am beginning to think i may have andrei.Maybe that is why i don't recognize that stripe worm Amy has.Because i don't have EF"s! I need a way to see mine better.Too bad i need a new set of glasses.Did i mention i was so broke i can't afford a down payment on a free hamburger?
Comment by Ar-Pharazon on November 11, 2010 at 2:39pm
Hehe. The one Amy took a picture of had some really crazy stripes. The one in the German EF picture wasn't that exaggerated, but still had nice stripes that kind of mesmerize my eye. To me, they look like EH stripes (that I've seen in pictures; I don't have EH).
Comment by synelg on March 19, 2011 at 3:41am

Fascinating.   Been reading all evening about this, as I found more of what I think are andrei in the compost bin at my horse paddock.   A few days ago I added a few kg of UCG to the top of this bin and now there are a handful of these worms there.  I was getting some feed for my bins at home when I disturbed them - found myself apologising for disturbing them, put them back, watered the bin and covered with hay.  Hope they increase.   They were very beautiful.  Deep red, no pale tiger bands.   Very very healthy looking.   I have to look more closely at mine in my bins.   Fascinating.

Comment by synelg on April 2, 2011 at 6:23pm
Question.   So - Eisenia fetida and Eisenia andrei produce non-fertile cocoons when mated together in laboratory conditions.  So.... if they co-habit in manure piles and/or bins, will they 'choose' to mate only with their own species/genus (apologies if I've got the term wrong - please correct me), or will they mate interspecially (OMG) and cut down the rate of reproduction?
Comment by Ar-Pharazon on April 4, 2011 at 9:45am
The latter... see this lengthy discussion.  :-)


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