How do you keep a worm bin cool?
- The best things you can do are to try to keep the temperature down and keep the moisture level up. Also, control the worm population and minimize the vermin.
- Keep the Moisture Up. You can easily reduce evaporation by keeping your composter lid on (if you have one).
- Control the Population.
- Look Out for Vermin and Pests.
Also asked, how do you keep a worm farm cool?
Tip for Keeping your Worm Farm Cool
- Do not water your worms on a hot day.
- Placing a piece of hessian or carpet on top of the food scraps helps to keep your farm cool in summer (and warm in winter).
- Keep your farm on the south side of the house and in the shade if possible.
- Add straw mulch to your worm farm.
Likewise, do worms die in heat? They will slow down reproduction and feeding in extreme heat or cold, and can even die if the temperatures get too extreme. If temperatures drop below 40° Fahrenheit (4° Celsius) for extended periods of time, your worms will die.
Similarly, it is asked, how cold can a worm bin get?
In general worms are most productive between 59° – 86° Fahrenheit or 15° – 30° Celsius. When temperatures are not ideal, your worms will slow down their reproduction rates and eat less food. If your worms are too cold, they will crawl a lot and eventually mass together in a ball, resembling a hamburger, to keep warm.
What temperature should worms be stored at?
The moisture content of the compost is usually sufficient for the worms. A 32-ounce container with about 1-2 dozen worms and filled with moist compost should keep the worms healthy and active for about three weeks. Store them out of direct sunlight at a temperature between 50 and 85 degrees.