Help they're running away
I have about 2300 red wiggler worm in a 28 qt. rubbermaid container with 4-6 inch deep material consisting of leaves, rotten twigs and dirt. I keeep it about as wet as a wrung out sponge. Recently about 10 pounds of apple peelings and cores were added to the mix. The bin is in the basement so it's dark most of the time. I really just want the vermicompost for my plants so I figured a dense population was OK. I think they may be overcrowded but I'm not sure. Can anyone tell me why they keep crawling out the top?