• Question: how long was the longest worm u have ever found

    Asked by magical mike to Keegan, Ana, Alex on 5 May 2016.
    • Photo: Alexander Taylor

      Alexander Taylor answered on 5 May 2016:

      Oh, no longer than a couple inches. I’ve only dug for worms in North America, where nightcrawlers are the dominant species. They’re actually from Europe, and invaded America along with European colonists.

      To find the truly huge earthworms, you have to go to Australia. The giant gippsland earthworm can be as long as 6 feet! Check it out: