Worms do not drown - at least not in fresh water.
ago, on November 16, I wanted to see if worms would live underwater.
Here’s a bowl with 2 EFs, 2 PEs, and 2 EEs. This is fresh water taken from the fishpond, with a
handful of vermicompost to make them feel at home. The bowl was covered with a loose lid to keep out the light, but with plenty of gaps should they want to escape.
Day 1: Worms and a gob of VC were placed in the bowl.
Day 3: 72 hours later.
None of worms had escaped, and you even see a few babies that must have been in the VC.
They were mostly laying on top of the VC, not burrowed in as I had expected.
The worms as they came out of the bowl.
looking EF trying to escape. You see a PE in the left hand corner.
So this begs the obvious question: What does it take to drown your worms?