How earthworms enhance crop fertility?
What else do you know about earthworms, beside this that they can be found during rainy season?
Actually we all know very less about earthworms. Most of us won’t know the second name of earthworm, which is more popularly known as “farmer’s friend”. A big reason lies behind this name.
Earthworm plays a major role in increasing the crop fertility. They form compost, called Vermicompost, which is very useful for the growth of plants and also is eco-friendly, unlike the modern day chemical fertilizers and pesticides. These are derived from organic wastes etc. These can be used minimize the indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers. Large amount of wastes are being generated every moment. The earthworms utilize those wastes and convert them to manure, which is harmless, can be used again and again. It also prevents other harmful microorganisms to invade the soil and harm the crops. Nowadays this method of crop production improvement is being employed at large scale and even as commercialized business.
Richest dogs of the world
Have you even thought of the world’s richest dogs? Don’t be amazed….though it’s really amazing, but it’s true! Here are the few of the dogs who are the owner of millions and millions of dollars. Let’s get familiar with few of them:
GUNTHER IV – A German Shepherd, who inherited $372 million from his father Gunther III, is now the world’s richest dogs. His father got moolah after his owner Karlotta Libenstein of Germany passed away. He also owns a house, a BMW roadster, a driver, a chef and several servants.
TOBY RIMES – He is the owner of worth $92 million. Toby inherited his fortune from a long line of pooches.
TROUBLE HELMSLEY – This dog is the owner of $2 million. Earlier she went to be the owner of $12 million but due to some internal issues, she finally became the owner of $2 million.
FLOSSIE – This is a unique dog and deserves what he got. He actually saved the life of a celebrity Drew Barrymore, who later on adopted the dog and according to her will, after her death the Flossie will be the owner of her $3 million estate.
Lizards: One of the most intelligent reptiles
Recently an experiments had shown that reptiles as lizards are one of the most intelligent organisms. We, the human being have never thought that even the lizards can have the capability to think and pursue things.
The tropical lizard, Anolis evermanni, was able to fight back and cross the obstacle which was put in front of it. In an experiment, a concealed worm was kept underneath a disc, to find out whether the lizards were able to recognize it. If yes, how come it is going to take it? For this six different lizards were used. Anolis evermanni was able to detect the hidden organism underneath the disc.
Beside, the researchers also tried to get a pattern of color selection by the lizards. For this they had kept the same colored disc as above (means the one with the worm) along with the two other differently colored discs. The lizards were able to recognize the same color of the disc as the one associated with the worm. Even when they swapped the discs, they were able to recognize the correct one.
These results were published in Royal Society journal Biology Letters.