worms clumbing up is this natural
for the past week since i had my first worm bin i been watching them from time to time just to make sure they are not dead or not crawling out and well today i actually caught one trying to crawl out then another baby one. so i thought oh it's still new so didn't worry about it.
later on turned my bin to see how the contents were doing and it smells like crap idk if it was the food rotting in their or it was anaerobic. their is only holes at the top and not a lot either maybe about 15-20 only their pretty big not sure what size bit.
anyways i was wondering 2 things.
1. when i look at my worms i often see them clumped up in the corners of the bin and also when i was turning the bedding their were a mass of them in the corners. i was wondering why? their not dead or trying to escape their all just in the corners some are around the bin in various places but majority of the rest are in the corners as if they are having sex. but this isn't the first time i seen them their it's every single day.
2. do you think my bin is going anaerobic? the bottom half. moisture level was good not too wet, their were worms are the bottom still alive, but the smell.. idk if i can call it anaerobic or if it just smelled bad due to rotting food. anyone with more experience can help me with this?
it's a cooler thats insulated with metal and those packing foam. i removed the foam and some of the metal to allow more air flow and also was thinking of drilling out a big hole at the top and screening it to allow MORE air in but then again my worms are in the bin and i been knocking it up so i didn't want to stress them out more.