Watering Bins and Drowning Worms
I've had my can o worms bin for about a year now and have posted a few new threads on here to answer a few of my newbie questions and i thank everyone for their input and advice. When i first started my bin i was told (via the instructions with the bin) that i should pour half a litre of water through it every week. i did this for a while especially during the summer months as we had two weeks of days above 36 degrees celcius, a record here in australia i believe. anyway i have recently learnt from this forum that you shouldn't need to tip water through it unless it is excessively dry (which mine has only been once when it was left in the sun). now i am quite curious as to how much water it takes to drown a worm and am wondering if my watering habits have been the cause of my worm population not really increasing (visually) over the past year. whenevr i have tipped water in the bin i have left the tap open so it drains right out, i'm now wondering whether worms need to be submerged in water to drown or whether the process of tipping water over them could drown them. Anyway i have stopped the watering and hope now my worm population starts to increase.