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Rights: Phil Bendle Published 4 August 2018 Size: 500 KB Referencing Hub media

The tiger worm gets its name from its red and yellow striped body. It is most commonly found in compost piles, living close to the surface of the soil. Tiger worms will not live for long if transplanted into normal soil. Tiger worms are cultivated and sold as compost worms. They reproduce easily provided they have plenty of food.

Scientific name: Eisenia fetida
Status: introduced
Soil niche: epigeic
Length: 30–130 mm

Image: Phil Bendle