Question: which side of a worm is the head and which side is the tail?

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  1. Hi @daisymarie2k11
    Good question – it’s a shame Rachael has gone as she works with worms!
    Worms are different at either end – you can tell because they have a band around them close to the ‘front end’. But you’re right, it’s hard to tell.

    Apparently the best way to tell is tickle the middle, and see which end laughs 😉

    Hope this (the first bit, not the silly joke) helps!

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  2. Hi @daisymarie2k11

    Great answer from Suzi! Really made me laugh 😀
    There is a great picture of an earthworm outline on the ‘Nematode-Plant Expert Information System’ at UC Davis, showing the clittelum (the band close to the front end of the worm) that Suzi describes.

    http://plpnemweb.ucdavis.edu/Nemaplex/images/Annelida1.gif

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  1. aw thars well clever, thanks suzi:-)

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  2. ah thankyouu:D

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  3. That’s so funny!

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  4. aww we thought that worm thing was real :'(

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    • What worm thing? The tickling thing? Well it *might* work (although probably not!)

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  5. hi daisy:D

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  6. Really made me laugh! 😀

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