The janitworm split from the creeperworms which left the Ichthy River to areas which had no resident detritivores. Its smelling legs have become more rigid and now have a single joint to more easily walk. The front two pairs of legs have developed scoops which the janitworm uses to dig. It has an upright posture to help itself keep an eye on its surroundings. The eyes of the janitworm have developed into fully maneuverable eyestalks which can also be retracted to protect them from damage, while the mouth trunk of the janitworm has develop rings of muscles inside to crush larger pieces of detritus to make digesting easier.
Janitworms will dig little hiding holes at the base of plants such as the inferno tree or leafy palmshrub. They will dig many of these holes at the bases of many separate plants. They use their scoops to start digging and finish by sucking up dirt and spitting it out at the entrance. Janitworms will clean up the detritus of their habitat and even get some sustenance from the dirt they dig in. They are very shy and will bolt to one of their hiding holes at the least sign of predators. They still reproduce through cloacally kissing and only mate in hiding.