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What happens when an earthworm is cut in half? Can it form two separate worms as would appear? Can each half then go on to reproduce and complete its life cycle?


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Most of the organs of an earthworm are in the "top half". If you look at a worm, there is a band going around it about 1/3 of the way down from one end. That end is the "top" of the worm. When a worm is cut in half it can regenerate a new tail, but the other half can't regenerate a new head. So, no, you don't get two new worms.

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