Do worms lay eggs or give live birth?



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    Actually, worms reproduce by laying cocoons.  Worms are hermaphrodites, meaning all worms have both male and female sex organs.  When they mate, sperm is passed between them, and then they each deposit a cocoon.  Unlike your standard egg, these cocoons can contain up to five baby worms.  Once fertilized, a cocoon needs about 2-3 weeks to mature before the baby worms are ready to hatch.  However, a cocoon will not hatch unless conditions are right.  For this reason, worm cocoons may lay dormant for years before hatching, waiting for the right time.

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