Excited that my expansion plan is working!
Late last fall I started with a plan to expand my worm population - every time I harvested the compost with a 1/8" sifter, I took the leftover unprocessed chunky stuff (which was thick with cocoons) and put it into a new bin. I mixed brand new bedding with the unfinished compost mixture, and just waited. Three months later, I have six 40-quart bins that are chock full of worms and are consuming food at an amazing rate. They are now almost ready to harvest for compost, and I will use the leftovers to start new bins. Just wanted to share my delight with people who would appreciate my excitement.