Over the last few months, I’ve refined what I give the worms to mostly juicer waste and a fair bit of dampened cardboard as a cover material.
I’ve definitely seen them become more plump and/or healthy looking in general.
I got worried for a bit when I was focusing on my compost toilet efforts a bit obsessively through the winter to ensure my pile cooked through the near zero degree temperatures.
Now that the pile is killing off every pathogen in sight by maintaining a constant 120-130F, I can give the worms their deserved attention.
Since I neglected them, I’m just keeping it simple with juicer waste… I feel like it definitely revitalized the population.
Beforehand, I was throwing all kinds of crap at them such as wax paper and other paper products that most likely had a plastic liner embedded in them.
Of course, the worms didn’t like that junk and hunkered down far away from the stuff and didn’t appear healthy.
Material size/surface area definitely matters. Eliminating plastic content really makes them happy, too.
I’m a pretty boring eater- I’ve eaten roughly five different things in rotation all the time for as long as I can remember.
I don’t know if the worms hate me for it, but I’m keeping their diet equally boring and watching them stay healthy instead of throwing curves and feeling weird about it.
Welcome back, worms!