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Things might be looking better today.

Last night about 2 am I checked on my worm factory and about 100 of them were massed in the corner on top of the worm factory lid. So I moved them back into the bin and tested the temperature and found that it was in the mid 90s. So I got some more newspaper shreds and topped it off cover all the worms and then added a frozen 20 oz bottle of water.. With in minutes I could see the temperatures dropping. This morning its about 5 degrees cooler then the outside temperature. So this afternoon I will replace the bottle every 12 hours. Only problem I see with this is that it now leaves a large gap between the lid and sides. I guess I will have to figure out some way to screen them in...

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Comment by Sue on July 16, 2009 at 8:41am
You can use an old shirt or weed cloth to cover the whole top with or w/o the WF lid.
Comment by Christy Olson on July 16, 2009 at 10:33am
If the water bottles are not enough you may need to set up a small fan beiside the WF. I have done this to cool off bins that are outside and it has help a lot. Just be sure to have a nice thick layer of wet newspaper over the top of the tray. The newspaper will allow for evaporation without drying out the contents of your bin too much. Be sure to check the moisture levels every morning and every afternoon. I set my fan on a timer so it would only run from 10 am to 5 pm - the hottest part of the Texas day.
Comment by Element on July 16, 2009 at 12:04pm
Thanks for the ideas, I only want to screen mine is to keep other bugs/critters out of the bin.Before the weather got hot they were happy and consuming a pound of food in about 3 to 4 days.


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