brand new to this
Hello everyone, my bin with worms is a week old today and I have a couple of questions if you all can help?
I set the bin up about 2 almost 3 weeks before the worms arrived. Shredded newspaper, straw that has been out in the elements for months, some garden soil from my vegetable garden, and some cardboard. I purchased a two pound container of worms that the supplier said contains between 1,300-1,900 worms.
Whenever I open the bin there are up to 30 worms at the very top of the sides, not on the lid. Would this number be considered a mass escape attempt? Perhaps if there really are the number of worms in the purchase as stated then 30 wouldn't be too many but it sure does look like a lot!
Also, I don't see the worms hanging out on the food I've placed in there for them. I put a clump of coffee grounds/filters (the brown, unbleached kind), some grapes, half a pomegrante and some other stuff that I couldn't identify. I had previously frozen this clump of food. Should I be concerned they don't seem to be hanging out on it?
And my last question. I have some carved pumpkins from Halloween, they are destined for my compost pile, I was going to put some in the worm bin but noticed black fuzzy mold and wondered if this may be harmful to a bin. I'm not worried about it in the compost pile outside but wondered if perhaps a bin is too small an environment to handle something so nasty looking./;-)