These worms emerge from the fissures in the ground onto the desert surface so they can photosynthesize. They have fleshy lobes containing millions of tiny algae. These lobes resemble leaves. The "leaves" then fan out to maximize the surface area exposed to the sun.


Garden worms are worms that look like ferns. Their feathery fronds are green with algae that use the light of the sun to manufacture food.

Garden worms dissolve the sticky threads of terabyte insects that tear off their algal fronds.


They live in symbiosis with the algae in their bodies, the algae providing them with food, and in return being offered exposure to the Sun for efficient photosynthesis


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Spray solvent to free themselves from terabyte strands