Is there anything in this list you wouldn't feed your worms?
My worm die-off continues, but more slowly now. I still don't know what is causing the problem. There are three things that were happening about the time I first noticed the worms dying.
1) I had just stopped spraying what is supposed to be a non-harmful bug spray to get rid of fungus gnats.
2) I started feeding Starbucks coffee grounds.
3) I started feeding some power bars I had left over from an attempted long-distance hike.
I have a lot of these power bars that are way past their pull date, so I ground them up and started feeding them to the worms. Is there anything in the ingredient list that might be bad for the worms?
Malted corn and barley
For the time being, I have stopped feeding the coffee and power bars, and I no longer spray. If I come up short on the kitchen scraps, there are a couple of nearby stables where I can grab some manure.