my worms aren't hungry!
Hey Fellow Wormies,
I am new to worms, my Can O'Worms and 1000 worms have been going for about 6 weeks now. I started with just 1/3 of the moist coconut block as bedding, along with shredded paper and cardboard. I read not to over-feed due to "transfer shock," so I've been taking it slowly.
My worms look great, I try not to disturb too much but they are busy every time I open the bin. However, I have only fed them 3 times, from a kitchen compost bin (10"x6") with chopped veggie scraps. I also add some paper/cardboard (moist) bedding each time. My first bin is almost full from just the three times and on the instructions it says it should take 3-6 months. My worms don't seem to be picking up the pace with their eating and I'm wondering if I should feed again or wait. The last time I fed was almost 3 weeks ago, and I can still see lots of this food and bedding. The bin has some mites, not too many, and does have that "pleasant rainforest smell."
I'm anxious to really start composting but don't want to overfeed. I thought they ate half their weight per day? Any thoughts for me? Appreciate it!!