Earthworms breeding in pond

11 years ago

Seriously! After 8 years, my pond is suddenly full of live earthworms. When I scooped some algae off the bottom, my hand was full of worms - quite alive and wiggling! Then I cleaned my filter and emptied out another 50 - 60 in varying stages of growth. Now these are earthworm size and appear to be EARTHWORMS! After a couple of days, the filter has more in it. This is getting ridiculous! I thought earthworms couldn't live in water let alone reproduce. I am noticing quite a bit more debris that is being stirred up when I tidy up the pond and am wondering if it is the worms creating it. Should I get rid of them and how do I do it? Bleck - I'm going to have nightmares!!!

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