Worms Are Crawling Out Of The Worm Bin

Posted on Feb 5 2010 - 6:18am by Mike Lieberman

I must be making a name in the worm community and not a good one. When I checked on my latest batch of worms some of them crawled out of the bin. The ones that escaped didn’t last long and were dead under the kitchen sink.

Since I started this third bin, I moved it under the kitchen sink to protect them from the light. I also noticed that some of the worms were crawling to the top of the bin, but the lid was on.

Fresh bedding was added because I didn’t want to make the same mistake as before and have too moist of a bedding.

The lid was also removed to get some more circulation going throughout the bin.

Once the bin was removed from the under the sink, there were dead worms that escaped the bin scattered under the kitchen sink. Dried up and dead worms are gross.

Since the worms are escaping, it means that there is something wrong with the bin that they don’t like and want to escape. It could just be a few stragglers or they could’ve heard about me and my worm killing ways and decided it was best to off themselves.

I’m going to add more bedding and toss it together with what’s already in there to freshen it up and aerate.

If this doesn’t work, it’s likely my last go at this.

Any more advice to save these worms?