The Adaptations of earthworms to their environment

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In this essay about the adaptations of the earthworm I will discuss very briefly general adaptations that earthworms have for survival.

By the shape of the earthworms body being cylindrical it is a very good shape for digging tunnels into the ground , the pointed chaetae also help by providing a source of anchorage and also a levering action to help the earthworm move along.

The secretions of mucous that the earthworm exhibits help to bond the various sand and soil particles together thereby making them hard and this prevents a tunnel that th... Continue Reading