I have had a very tumultuous experience with my worms... first I nearly killed them all off via protein poisoning (learned not to over-feed) then I had a fungus gnat infection that nearly killed all my seedling last year (learned to to keep the worms near the "seed center" and to freeze my worm scraps) and then, during the summer while they were happily producing in the shade under our deck, my husband inadvertently moved them into the direct sunlight and I lost almost all of them (I learned to mark my worm bin with VERY LARGE LETTERS).
AFter all of that, I don't have many left, but they are happily producing. I keep them in an old salad spinner, believe it or not, on my kitchen counter where I remember to check on them often. they're re-producing and doing well.
I feed them mostly vegetable scraps that have been frozen first (to deter the fungus gnats). I add new bedding (newspaper scraps) as needed and have had no problem since. I'll be needing to upgrade soon...
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
| Pounds lost: 3.4