Worms are hermaphrodite - both male and female. They start laying eggs when they are 2 or 3 months old. They lay eggs every 7-10 days. They have a saddle on their backs. Worms can produce 1000 babies in 6 The saddle becomes an egg.. months Worm eggs are called cocoons.
What classification is a worm?
Invertebrate animals commonly called "worms" include annelids (earthworms and marine polychaete or bristle worms), nematodes (roundworms), platyhelminthes (flatworms), marine nemertean worms ("bootlace worms"), marine Chaetognatha (arrow worms), priapulid worms, and insect larvae such as grubs and maggots.
The worker bee and the queen are both female bees but only the queen is allowed to reproduce.The drones are the male bees. The worker bees have many jobs including cleaning , finding pollen , building new comb ,taking care of baby bees (called larvae) etc.
Many species of annelids (worms) reproduce via an asexual process called fragmentation. Included in this category of worms are California blackworms, or mudworms. These worms are hermaphroditic -- they have both male and female reproductive parts -- and can reproduce sexually.
But animals with simple nervous systems, like lobsters, snails and worms, do not have the ability to process emotional information and therefore do not experience suffering, say most researchers. But vertebrates with spines have much more advanced nervous systems and can feel real pain and suffering, Stevens explained.
Various specialists report that certain species have the potential to live 4-8 years. In protected culture conditions (no predators, ideal conditions) individuals of Allolobophora longa have been kept up to 10 1/4 years, Eisenia foetida for 4½ years and Lumbricus terrestris for 6 years.
Earthworms' bodies are made up of ringlike segments called annuli. These segments are covered in setae, or small bristles, which the worm uses to move and burrow.
A mature red wiggler (3 months old) can produce two to three cocoons per week. Each cocoon averages three hatchlings. Cocoons take up to 11 weeks to mature and hatch. Hatchlings require two to three months before they grow to be mature breeding worms.
Garden snails are hermaphroditic, meaning they have both male and female reproductive organs. This means that each individual snail of reproductive age is capable of laying eggs. While they are able to self-fertilize, snails will typically choose to mate with a partner, a process that takes four to 12 hours.
Most British slugs eat rotting vegetation, but a few are carnivorous. Slugs do play an important role in ecology by eating decomposing vegetation. A slug lays 20-100 eggs several times a year. Slug eggs can lay dormant in the soil for years and then hatch when conditions are right.
Carpet beetles can lay their eggs indoors, although they may also infest the nests of birds, mice and other insects. After mating near sources of light, females can lay more than 100 eggs at a time, which will hatch into larvae within seven to 35 days.
It usually takes two to four weeks for the eggs to hatch and for the baby snails to emerge, shells and all. The shell of a baby snail, often referred to as a protoconch or “earliest shell,” is colorless and very soft. As the snail continues to grow, its shell grows with it.
There are 2,000 species of starfish, also known as sea stars or Asteroidea, living in the world's oceans. Though these invertebrates have no brains or blood, they're more than capable of reproducing; females can even spawn up to 65 million eggs at once.
Life Cycle. Night crawlers, and most other worms, are hermaphrodites. When two worms mate, they lie alongside one another, and both transfer sperm to the other. Each will lay one or more capsules (like a cocoon for the eggs), from which will emerge one or two fully formed tiny worms.
After they have grown enough and transformed (inside a chrysalis) into butterflies, THEN they lay eggs. No, caterpillars are not sexually matured. They are the larval stage of the adult form (butterfly/moth). Only the adult can reproduce and lay eggs.
Frass is caterpillar poop! Yes, caterpillar poop has its own special name and rightly so. Basically, frass comes in many sizes, dependent upon the size of the caterpillar. Caterpillars are basically eating machines and they eat, poop, eat, poop, eat and poop.
There are four stages in the metamorphosis of butterflies and moths: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
- Egg. Eggs are laid on plants by the adult female butterfly.
- Caterpillar: The Feeding Stage. The next stage is the larva.
- Pupa: The Transition Stage.
- Adult: The Reproductive Stage.
To give a butterfly kiss, all you have to do is move your face close to your partner's, so that your eyes are almost touching, and flutter your eyelids rapidly, so your partner feels like he or she is being kissed by the delicate wings of a butterfly.
By marking butterflies then recapturing or sighting them later, scientists gain information on how long butterflies can live. An average butterfly species has an adult life span of two weeks or less. For example one butterfly studied in Costa Rica had a life expectancy of about two days, and live ten days at the most.
Q. Do the butterflies die after they lay their eggs? A. No, they don't. Adult monarchs live for anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks, and females lay eggs and males mate throughout most of this period. (Assuming that they aren't in the generation that migrates.)
Here the list of 10 shortest living animals in the world.
- Mosquitofish, 2 years.
- Chameleon, 1 Year.
- 6.House Mouse, 1 years.
- Dragon Fly, 4 months.
- Houseflies, 4 Weeks.
- Drone Ants, 3 Weeks.
- Gastrotrichs, 3 Days.
- Mayflies, 24 hours.