A few minutes ago it was revealed by the Youtuber West Vancouver Memorial Library, the amazing video “Worm Terrarium Timelapse Movie”.
As informed in the youtube page by West Vancouver Memorial Library: “This July, the West Vancouver Memorial Library welcomed an earthworm terrarium into the Youth Department! This terrarium is home to over 40 worms and a variety of other soil dwelling creatures, such as centipedes, soil mites and wood bugs. The two types of earthworms that can be seen burrowing through the soil are smaller “red wigglers” and larger “nightcrawlers.” You can also see very tiny earthworm babies—translucent white in colour—moving quickly through the soil.
Pictures of the terrarium were taken every 10 minutes with a small programmable computer called a Raspberry Pi. In order to continuously take pictures at night, we installed a light on a timer with a red light bulb. Earthworms are less sensitive to red light than white light, and continued to feed and create tunnels throughout the night.
West Vancouver Memorial Library offers diverse programming throughout the year for all ages and skill levels. Visit westvanlibrary.ca to learn about our exciting lineup of insect workshops, and don’t forget to visit our new digital learning Lab (wvml.ca/thelab) to find out about upcoming Raspberry Pi and other coding programs.
Please contact Taren Urquhart (turquhart at westvanlibrary.ca) if you have any questions regarding earthworms, terrariums or Raspberry Pi.
Thanks for watching!”
You can check the video below: