Here are some Earthworm Facts!
Earthworms contain surfactants in the Drilifensin. They help break up many compounds, even in the most poisonous leaves. Scientists often suspected that earthworms had such compounds to break down their food, but they confirmed it by feeding oak leaves to earthworms. The compound has high levels of tannic acid. The purpose of the compound is still unknown to scientists.
It seems that all 14 species of earthworms contain the compound. About a kilogram of the compound is present in all these creatures.
Researchers conducted several studies at the Center of Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. The studies suggest that earthworms are known as earth’s plows, and these compounds are recycled repeatedly to maximize their effects. These compounds help earthworms play the role of ecosystem engineers. What do you think about these newfound earthworm facts?