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Ok, so my bin is running hard. Im loading it with 5+ lbs of food weekly, and with the harvest waste from my garden, those weights are a conservative guess. That being said, the worms are keeping up nicely and Im actually hardly noticing any increase in mass in my bin. I mean that if you look at the pics of my bin, you will see there are 2 ribs in my barrel. The bottom is the level I put my grate at, and the mass stays about the top rib. I put a substantial amount of finished compo in at start up to seed. Im curious about this vanishing material phenomenon. Should I be concerned with compaction
? When do I go ahead and bust the paper at the bottom and start harvesting?