You CAN freeze worms
I have decided to start a new thread for this because it is quite a bit off topic from my other one about getting my worms.
These things are resilliant. I thought I had killed all of my worms becuase my bin had become smelly and I put it outside. Then came the deep freeze It was several days below freezing including several nights in the single digits and teens. When the weather first broke I went out back and opened the bin. it was frozen solid. I found a few worms near the top and they were dead. I assumed that the bin was done and that I would need to begin over again. Well, this past weekend the temperature went into the high 60's. I had not disposed of the bin and out of curiosity, I took a look. Oh joy!!! There are loads of live worms in there. I can only assume now that worms can be frozen and survive. So I am back in business. I am going to let the bin stay outside for the season and hopefully get to the point that I know how to run it without stinking.
I have to say I was amazed to see live worms. After the freeze, this bin was a solid, frozen mass.