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Jiangxiao Qiu measures soil conditions in samples containing invasive Asian jumping worms. The worms eat faster than European species, clearing leaf litter from the forest floor.

Jiangxiao Qiu measures soil conditions in samples containing invasive Asian jumping worms. The worms eat faster than European species, clearing leaf litter from the forest floor.

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Voracious Asian Jumping Worms Strip Forest Floor and Flood Soil with Nutrients In the Media

“Gardeners tend to look at earthworms as good helpers that break down fallen leaves and other organic matter into nutrients plants can use.

“But not all earthworms do the same …

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