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[brand (from its markings) + -ling.]
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(Animals) a small red earthworm, Eisenia foetida (or Helodrilus foetidus), found in manure and used as bait by anglers
[C17: from brand + -ling1]
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(ˈbrænd lɪŋ)

a small reddish brown earthworm, Eisenia foetida, having yellow markings, used as bait.
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Although there are many species of earthworms, Eisenia fetida, also known as the compost worm, is the most commonly used species in commercial vermicompost operations.
Utilizacao de casca de arroz e esterco bovino como substrato para a multiplicacao de Eisenia fetida Savigny (1826).
Heggelund LR, Diez-Ortiz M, Lofts S, Lahive E, Jurkschat K, Wojnarowicz J, Cedergreen N, Spurgeon D, Svendsen C (2014) Soil pH effects on the comparative toxicity of dissolved zinc, non-nano and nano ZnO to the earthworm Eisenia fetida. Nanotoxicology 8, 559-572.
Red worms (Eisenia fetida) function better than nightcrawlers (Lumbricus terrestris) in a worm bin because red worms are more apt to eat decaying organic matter.
During this acclimation they were fed small red worms (Eisenia fetida) once a week.
Buy red wigglers (Eisenia fetida) at an online garden supply company or your local bait shop.
In tests with Eisenia fetida in farm soils with enrofloxacin (10 mg [kg.sup.-1]), transient oxidative stress and decreased respiratory activity were observed after an eight-week exposure [62].
Recovery of cholinesterase activity in the earthworm Eisenia fetida Savigny following exposure to chlorpyrifos.
Inhibition of platelet aggregation in hamsters by lumbrokinase extracted from Eisenia fetida. Journal of Capital Medical University.