'excess moisture displaces the oxygen'
Stolen from the Soil Forum:
Posted by kimmsr on Fri, Jun 4, 10 at 7:42
Your mixture has too much Nitrogen in an unstable form, so you need to add more carbon. If too much moisture were present the odor would be putrid, not ammonia, since excess moisture displaces the oxygen needed for aerobic digestion and the pile goes anaerobic, in the absence of air."
Does this happen in our worm bins? Is the advantage of flowthru that the gasses can drift away? Does excess moisture displace oxygen? If so how does one explain growing happy worms underwater?
Carbon for us would be bedding
Nitrogen for us would be food stuff.