geophagy

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eating earth, clay, chalk

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Activities of the digestive enzymes in the gut and in tissue culture of a tropical geophagous earthworm, Polipheretima elongate (Megascolecidae).
Geophagous behaviour is common among a range of animals, and humans could easily have imitated and adapted it to their own needs by observing these animals.
Soil organic matter assimilation by a geophagous tropical earthworm based on [delta][C.
Chapuis-Lardy L, Brossard M, Lavelle P, Schouller E (1998) Phosphorus transformations in a ferralsol through ingestion by Pontoscolex corethrurus, a geophagous earthworm.