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Got my worms a couple of weeks ago. Placed them in my wooden outdoor compost bin that was used during the summer. Left the cooled compost inside the bin and used that as the bottom bedding, placed the worms inside the bin and added some pumpkin chunks. Things where going good and I discovered that the worms enjoyed the pumpkin chunks.
Then winter decided it was time to show up and the temp decided to drop. So after monitoring the temp inside the bin for a couple of days I noticed the worms started balling up and having tried a few different things realized I wasn't going to be able to keep the worms alive so I did an emergency extraction of the worms. Used some of the cooled compost and placed it in the bottom of the plastic tote as the bedding and brought them and some of their food in the house.
As of now it looks like I might have saved them. They are all gathered up under the couple big chunks of pumpkins and moving in and around bedding, it appears as though they are back to how they were before the cold weather settled in.
Now I just have to figure out what I'm going to do next, I didn't really want to keep them in the house all winter.....