A couple weeks ago i gave my sister in law Debbie a pound of worms. Between less worms and the heat the food processing has dropped off considerably. Just as well there is no way i could have kept up such massive feedings.
I am still feeding in a circle rotating around the bin and find that there is recognizable food 2/3 the way back around the bin. Or in about 5 to 6 days. I have cut down on the food like i said. Before the heat and the culling the food would be eaten half the way around in about 4 days. I have to say its a relief to not have to come up with quite so much food for them.
It has been in the upper 80s to 90s. I have been adding ice every afternoon to my bin to help keep it cool. Last week i discovered that i could add frozen food to the bin instead of ice and it works just as well. So i froze watermelon in smaller bags, just over a pint. And every other day i add the frozen melon instead of a ice bottle. I do make sure there is a thin layer of fresh shreds where i place the iced melon. Just to be sure I'm not freezing some worms. It is working very well keeping the top of the FT nice and cool. One thing i have noticed thou. The worms take a little longer eating the pre-frozen melon than they do eating fresh melon. Odd, it just may be that they don't start eating it until its completely thawed. Something to think about.
I have had to start watering the bin again. Around 3 gallons a week without a drip. I think part of that is because less wet food is being added along with the higher evaporation rate in the heat. I take advantage of the watering to cool the bin by making sure the water is not warm. I add it to the middle and the next morning the worms are concentrated in the middle of the bin.
The weather reports are for over a 100 for the next few weeks. I hope all my experimenting pays off.