Thank you for banana info!!!
I just wanted to thank you and all the archives for helping me solve my first vermicomposting problem. We have our bins in the basement, where we also run a dehumidifier. So far, the newspaper bedding has remained slightly moist and the worms are happy enough that they are distributed throughout the bin pretty well. But I had begun my feeding with a couple of banana peels that didn't seem to have anything happening to them! If anything, they were just mummifying, getting hard and dry. Apples and coffee grounds are disappearing fast.
Based on my searches here, I started cutting them up with an old pair of scissors first into ~1 inch size pieces, and making sure that I kept them a few days before feeding. The last 4 or five that I fed to the wormikins have become pretty much unrecognizable. Such a simple solution, but I don't know that I'd have thought to do that on my own.
This is so much fun!