Table 1: Growth parameters of three earthworm species during the process of vermicomposting of MW and FW.

Earthworm growth parametersE. eugeniaeE. fetidaP. excavates


Av. Individual length:

Initial (cm)
Final (cm)

Av. Individual weight

Initial (gm)
Final (gm)

Av. Total biomass

Initial (gm)
Final (gm)
Av. Cocoon production rate
Av. Worm number per cocoon
Av. Cocoon number at the end
Av. Juvenile number at the end
Av. Adult number at the end
Av. Mortality rate