Shillong, Jan 6: Termed as the ultimate composting worm, blue worms are sometimes called the Malaysian blue or Indian blue and are already in use by vermicomposters in Asia, Australia, and other tropical regions. This little composting worm can be identified by its blue sheen that's visible when brought into the light.
Certain parts of Meghalaya have also recorded the availability of the blue worms. However, it is regrettable that their ecology are being threatened. Why does it matter? For one primary significant factor.
Blue worms not only compost faster but actually help to keep the pH balance of the soil more effectively in comparison to the red worms. This implies, they don't only break down wastes faster but also have the ability to restore the land's acidity balance at a greater rate which help maintain the soil fertility.
Sadly, they are facing tremendous threat from biodiversity destructive and mining that have killed these special worms.