As most wormeries are sited outside and open to the elements, they can become soggy as rain enters through ventilation holes in the lid. If you have a tap to release liquid from the bottom of the bin, it can be worth leaving this open for a few days to allow the moisture levels to settle every so often.
In addition, it is worth making sure that 25% of the material you add to the bedding material is absorbent material, such as paper, cardboard, torn up egg boxes etc…
My worms are highly intelligent with a satirical bent, so I make sure they get a shredded copy of Private Eye in with their food every week. If you’re not sure which newspaper your worms will enjoy reading the most, here are a few suggestions:
My worms are:
- Lefty media types, interested in art and culture – try The Guardian.
- Always complaining about fruit flies, which are infiltrating the bin with not so much as a ‘by your leave’ and gradually eating all their food, stealing their jobs and their women. – try The Daily Mail.
- Tight. – Give them a free sheet, try The Metro, thelondonpaper, or if you’re really desperate, London Lite.