This study examined the biodegradation potential of two epigeic earthworms (Eisenia fetida and Eudrilus eugeniae) in different SPES and cow dung (CD) mixtures in comparison with composting. Eudrilus eugeniae is a large epigeic earthworm native to Africa that is also extensively used as fishing bait in North America. Sugar Factory Waste (Vermicomposting with an Epigeic Earthworm, Eudrilus eugeniae (Kinberg).American Journal of Drug Discovery and Development, 4: 22-31. @article{Jeevendran2016EstimationOZ, title={Estimation of zoomass productivity of epigeic earthworm species Eudrilus eugeniae fed with temple flower waste and cow dung mixtures. Ranjit Singh, 2014. 7, … This study focused mainly on isolation and culturing of coelomocytes. Unlike the other kinds of earthworms, epigeic earthworms are not likely to make burrows but live in and feed on the leaf litter on the surface. Eudrilus eugeniae is a lesser known/used tropical composting (and bait) worm, known as the African Nightcrawler (or just ‘African’ or ANC for short). Other environmental factors and food availability were maintained at a constant, optimal level. These types of earthworms live on the surface of the soil in leaf scatterings. MATERIALS AND METHODS Hank’s balanced salt solution (HBSS), Phosphate buffer saline (PBS), Laminar air … Epigeic Earthworms. as a cost-effective technique in suitable management of FA. How to cite this article: K. Vasanthi, K.Chairman and A.J.A. The investigation addresses the changes in the earthworm biomass, (LDH), catalase (CAT) of E. eugeniae. Materials and methods Experimental set up The earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae was procured from the vermiculture unit of the Government Quality Control Laboratotry, Odisha, India and then acclimatized in semi-decomposed cattle dung in a rectangular earthen pot (40 cm × 40 cm) in dark for 7 days. Two epigeic earthworm species: Eisenia fetida, and Eudrilus eugeniae and one epi-endogeic species: Lumbricus rubellus were selected for vermiremediation of coal FA. Table 2: Zoomass increase (%/day) in Eudrilus eugeniae up to 60 days (SRT 10) for various ratios of flower waste mixed with cow dung - "Estimation of zoomass productivity of epigeic earthworm species Eudrilus eugeniae fed with temple flower waste and cow dung mixtures." Juvenile specimens of the epigeic earthworm species, Eudrilus eugeniae were subjected to a range of different constant temperatures in a temperature gradient trough over a period of 80 days. M. A. V. Christry and R. Ramaligam, “Vermicomposting of sago industrial soild waste using epigeic earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae and macronutrients analysis of vermicompost,” Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, vol. Species like Eudrilus eugeniae and Perionyx excavatus are used for vermicomposting in tropical and subtropical regions. lines, Eudrilus eugeniae, a tropical epigeic earthworm has been chosen for the present study. As far as which worm is better, while it certainly does depend on the specific application in question, in general Eisenia fetida is thought to be the most versatile of the vermicomposting worms.