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The Japanese Emperor Caterpillar and Why it has Taken the Internet by Storm

A certain, cute critter has recently taken the internet by storm with its ridiculously adorable appearance that has people all over the world going 'awww' at just the sight of it. This article is going to provide a brief introduction to the Japanese emperor butterfly caterpillar and explain what it is about the caterpillar that so many find appealing. Continue reading [...]

The Magic and Tragedy of Silkworms: Thousands Killed for Each Foot of Silk

Silk is one of finest materials we have; its smooth, lavish fabric and considerable price make it a luxury item. However, the process of actually obtaining this silk comes at the expense of its creator, the silkworm. This article will briefly explore silkworms, what they are and how they work, and their exploitation in the fashion industry. Continue reading [...]

Hermaphroditism in Worms

A hermaphrodite is an organism that possesses either a complete or partial set of both male and female reproductive organs. This article will explore hermaphroditism in worms: what it means to be hermaphroditic and why it is beneficial. Continue reading [...]

Five of the Oddest Worms On Our Planet

The term 'worm' is typically used to classify any animal that has an elongated, cylindrical body with very little to no fur. In general, worms are already strange-looking enough, but this article will compile a short list of five of the oddest worms, both in terms of appearance and other factors. Continue reading [...]

Common Misconceptions About Flatworms

Flatworms are a topic often discussed within the world of worms; there are 25,000-odd species of them and they come in all sorts of colors and are extraordinary creatures. Unfortunately, their odd, flat shape alone has given them a bad reputation and has spawned a lot of awful, and a lot of times false, rumors about them. Continue reading [...]

Worms with Incredible Abilities

We think it goes without saying that a website that specializes in writing about worms holds a certain appreciation for worms. This appreciation may be something that is not reflected by the general public, but is something we want to change with this article, which will give a couple of examples of worms with abilities so extraordinary that one might have to reconsider their negative view on worms. Continue reading [...]
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