Worm behavior normal?
Hi everyone. My bin has been set up for a couple of weeks. I have had my worms for less than a week.
I have air holes in the bottom of the bin, around the top of the sides and in the lid.
I have a layer of moistened shredded newspapers and egg cartons, some coffee grounds, some crushed egg shells, some old broccoli and bananas, more moistened newspapers, the worms in their packing material, and almost dry shredded newspapers on top.
The bin does not smell like sewerage but does have a rotten fruit/veggie smell and lots of gnats/fruit flies.
So. When I open my bin there are a LOT of worms at the top, on the sides, acting like they are trying to escape - none have managed it yet, and I brush them back into the bin.
It's not all the worms though, when I push the dryer top newspaper layer aside there are lots of worms wriggling through the moist decomposing layer.
Is it normal for so many worms to be up at the top? Do they need more air? More bedding? More compost?
Any help is much appreciated, I want the worms to be healthy and have what they need.