If you want to learn more about these parasites, then here is some information. They are epigean, rarely found in soil. Range and Habitat: Native to Europe, the species is now found on all the continents of the world; except for Antarctica. The Eisenia fetida(Sav.) The toxic effects of CYC on earthworms (Eisenia fetida) were studied in this paper. They can be left for periods of up to one month without harm and thrive in a wide range of temperatures. We are going to be covering them in more depth, especially their importance and why every gardener loves them. Eisenia Foetida eggs will hatch at a temperature of â¦ AKA "compost worms" "red wigglers" "manure worms" and most commonly "redworms". Since I was joking about a bath, as a matter of more fun facts, the red wiggler in Latin is called Eisenia fetida. Methods 2.1. So when you put my genus and species name together, you get Eisenia fetida. Life span: 3 - 5 years, but there have been university studies that have shown at least one worm to be 13 years old! Anatomy: Eisenia fetida has a long, tube-like body, which is typically slimy on the outside. Additionally, people who own fish aquariums use these worms as fish food. The eggs are formed within little cocoons. Copyright © Biology Wise & Buzzle.com, Inc.