Well I guess I am a bit of a gambler. I started in April with 1 pound of reds.
There main diet was horse poop in an 18 gal. container after 3 months I had 2 containers going then 3 then 4.In the mean time my manure pile was growing. So 3 weeks ago I emptied one of the containers on to the pile of horse poop.
After a week I went out to check on them and what a difference. The ones in the pile were fatter and so much more active then the ones in the containers so I emptied a second container,last week was the 3rd and today the last one.
I would estimate that I put at least 25 pounds of worms in.
The pile is at different stages of composting from several months old to shoveled this morning the temps here are starting to dip into the high 20s at night and so I am finding them in the band between the top and the stuff that is still hot composting.
Now that I have all these empty containers maybe I will try some euros because I have alot of friends that want fishing worms,Hmmmmm