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Part of Worm's Body
|This is where the work happens. I use any stones that I've swallowed and the strong muscles of my gizzard to grind up the leaves. These muscles work almost like teeth.|
|This is a storage compartment for my food and other things I swallow. From the crop, my lunch goppes to my gizzard.|
|Once I have my food good and wet, I push it down here, then onto my crop.|
|I push my throat out of my mouth to grab leaves and to pull them back into my mouth. Then I get them nice and wet with my saliva. What is my throat called?
|Whatever is leftover comes out of this part as castings or worm poop.|
|When a leaf is digested, it will go here.|
|Once I have the leaves all ground up they move here where the digestive juices break them down even more.|
Now copy and paste this diagram into Paint. Then label the parts of a worm.