adding bedding? too hot for worms?
I'm 3 months into composting with worms, so please bear with me while I ask more ignorant questions. I keep seeing posts about adding bedding with food, and you can never have too much bedding. Is this literally true?
I have a 3-bin RM system. I added the third bin a month ago when the second (middle) seemed to have a good amount of compost. I started the third bin with lots of damp corrugated cardboard, and food scraps. Some worms have migrated upwards, but not nearly enough. The bottom bin is still loaded with worms - I guess there is enough food for them to live on. I've added more food to the top bin, together with more cardboard, but the bin seems to be very full. Should I wait until the bedding is consumed before adding any more food? Or should I just start harvesting the compost out of the middle bin and put the worms into the top bin.
Another question: I know heat is bad for the worms, and I live in New Mexico where it's regularly in the 90s. The bins are on a shaded patio where it's probably abour 85 at most, falling into the 60s and 70s from evening to about noon the next day. Should I try to cool the bins down, or is this a comfortable temperature for them?