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Saturday, September 30, 2017

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Lisa at Greenbow

I asked the Invasive Species (plants) person that was here working if he had heard about these worms being in INdiana. He said he had heard about them but didn't know of any were here. I hope not but it is probably just a matter of time. Like most invasives they get around.

Beth @ PlantPostings

No sign of it here yet, but I know it's only a matter of time. We talk about it (and see it) frequently during our volunteer sessions at the Arb.

Barbara H.

They are common here in Alabama. I contacted our County Extension agent about them and he responded but didn't really seem to get it. When I pressed him about it because of the concerns in Wisconsin, he said our soil structure was different (or something like that) and they aren't a problem here and have been down here for a long time. I'm so sorry for the damage they are doing up there.

Linda Brazill

Though they are from Asia, we also call them Alabama jumping worms since that is where they came from in the US. Interesting that they don't change the soil structure but probably not surprising. I think they were originally imported to use as fish bait.

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