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Having JUST set up my bin, I'm not sure what to do… I provided all the correct ingredients for their happiness (bedding, soil, food), placed them on top, covered them w/ a damp newspaper and then damp cardboard. Left them alone for a couple days and when I checked them, they are still right under the newspaper - not down in the bedding. ? I know you aren't supposed to bother them, but I want to check to see if they're ok - if they've eaten - if they need more food - if it seems too wet or dry…. I need to feed them again, I would think - but then I have read that you are not supposed to feed them after their initial set up for a few weeks.
Suggestions? Ideas? Thank you!!!!
Oh! I also have the bin about 4' away from my washer/dryer combo. The washer is a front-loader and doesn't vibrate the floor much. Should I move them anyway? How much motion disturbs them? Thx again.