Hello everyone. I have been reading the forum for a couple of months now, but decided to join in because I have a statement/question. My bin is a simple medium-sized plastic bin with no holes involved (except the really big one at the top). A dear friend got me an ice cream bucket full of worms and well enjoyed shredded paper. I didn't make too many mistakes at the beginning and the squirmers are happy and have taken the command to be fruitful and multiply to heart.
I had to move my bin outside to the garage because of a small fly/gnat infestation and they really weren't welcome in the kitchen any longer. I am hoping to fix this issue before things get cold here in Iowa. I read on another forum that - if I get desperate I could just bathe my worms and transfer to a new bin.
Now to the question - because my bin has no added holes, I have been trying to keep the air supplied by leaving the top off. This seems to work well, except that I would worry about moisture levels because the top dried off quickly. So, I have added a large plastic bag from a department store as a "soft cover". This seems to be working quite well. The bottom of the bag often has sqirmy friends, but they don't migrate to the dry top. No one tries to leave the bin. Now, I am sure there are some that will tell me my worms are no longer organic, but for me the reason for my bin is to reduce the waste I put out for the trash.
Has anyone else tried this and what issues am I missing that I should be thinking about? I am going on a long vacation soon and will move the bin to the basement so that it doesn't cook in an unexpected heat wave.