Newbie question about worms
Early this year (as I do every year) I piled up my spring cleanup. It composts itself and within a year or two 'disintegrates' -- I do not add anything except grass clippings occasionally. It's not really a 'working compost pile' as I never use the mulch for anything as it contains mostly twigs and hulls/bird-poop from underneath the bird feeders. Anyway, worms always populate in these piles, as expected. However, this year there was a population explosion (to put it mildly!), but the most interesting thing is these worms have a very distinctive fluorescent tinge to them! I have never seen anything quite like these worms in my piles in the past -- they are also much larger than 'standard' earthworms and much more active. Since this is so different from anything that I have ever seen in the 10+ years of spring clean-up piles, my curiosity is piqued. What in the world are these things?? thx!