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What color are baby worms?

Waiting for the Eggs to Hatch
Cocoons have a hard shell that protects the eggs and developing worm babies. About the size of a grain of rice, the cocoons start out a luminescent white color. As they mature, they gradually darken, turning yellow and then brown. When they become a reddish color, they are ready to hatch.

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Correspondingly, what does a baby worm look like?

Red Wiggler worms start out as cocoons (contains about 4 to 6 baby worms only), and begin with the Egg stage. When adult worms give birth or deliver worm eggs, their eggs will typically be in a grape seed-like size. So you can imagine how tiny it can be.

Subsequently, question is, what do red worm eggs look like? Red Wiggler worm cocoons/eggs are opaque in color and oval shaped with a small point on the other. Cocoons are a little over 1/8" in in diameter. Cocoons with be shipped with bedding and the cocoons are hard to see because they are moist and the bedding sticks together.

Similarly one may ask, what color are baby red wiggler worms?

The incubation period of the cocoon is about 23 days. The cocoons will gradually change its color from golden yellow to deep red; much like maroon as 4 to 6 embryonic Red Wiggler worms develop inside. Eisenia Foetida eggs will hatch at a temperature of 65–85 degrees. The babies will emerge at least 3-4 weeks.

How do you know if a worm is a boy or girl?

Even though worms don't have eyes, they can sense light, especially at their anterior (front end). Each worm has both male and female organs. Worms mate by joining their clitella (swollen area near the head of a mature worm) and exchanging sperm. Then each worm forms an egg capsule in its clitellum.

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