Worms are often thought of as slimy disgusting creatures that live in the dirt. However there are many different types of worms and not all of them are dirty. In fact some worms are even considered to be helpful to humans.
One type of worm is the earthworm. Earthworms are often called “the gardeners of the earth” because they help to aerate and fertilize the soil. They do this by eating dead and decaying matter and then excreting it as Castings. Castings are a type of fertilizer that is rich in nutrients and helps plants to grow healthy and strong.
Earthworms are not the only type of worm that can be helpful to humans. Some types of worms are used as bait for fishing. Other types of worms are used in medical research. And still other types of worms are used to make silk.
So while not all worms are considered to be snakes there are some types of worms that are beneficial to humans.
What is the main difference between snakes and worms?
Snakes are vertebrates while worms are invertebrates.
What do most snakes eat?
Mammals reptiles birds and amphibians.
How do snakes kill their prey?
They kill by strangulation or by injecting venom.
What is the typical length of a snake?
3-6 feet but some species can grow to over 30 feet.
What is the typical lifespan of a snake?
20 years but some species can live over 40 years.
Where do snakes live?
Snakes can be found on every continent except Antarctica.
What is the smallest snake in the world?
The thread snake which is less than 10 inches long.
What is the largest snake in the world?
The anaconda which can grow to over 30 feet long.
What is the fastest snake in the world?
The black mamba which can reach speeds of up to 12 miles per hour.
Are all snakes venomous?
No only about 25% of all snake species are venomous.
How do venomous snakes kill their prey?
They kill by injecting venom into their victim’s bloodstream.
What is the most venomous snake in the world?
The inland taipan which has enough venom to kill 100 humans.
Do snakes have any predators?
Yes snakes are preyed upon by birds mammals and other snakes.
How do snakes defend themselves?
They use camouflage intimidation and toxins as defense mechanisms.
What is the difference between a snake and a serpent?
There is no difference they are two names for the same thing.