Continuing from the previous article, another reason why worms tend to crawl out of the compost bin is due to,
2) Lack of food
Common assumption: These compost worms are able to feed on the bedding material and hence we don’t need to feed them any waste.
Solution: Composting worms are just like any other living organisms. They require the basic necessities such as air,water and food. Yes it is true to a certain extend that the worms are able to survive on the bedding material for a few days but this doesn’t give us an excuse not to feed them. After all, it’s an easy task. Remember, do feed your worms regularly with appropriate food :)
3) Bedding material too damp/dry
Solution: If the bedding material is too damp, drill tiny holes at the bottom of your compost bin to drain the excess water. If you do notice that the worms tend to get a little more active during rainy days? This is because their sensitive nature is able to detect the slightest change in humidity and temperature.
If bedding material is too dry, just sprinkle some water over them. You don’t want to drown your worms and upset their environment do you?
Coming up next, what to feed and not to feed your worms!
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