Well, a few days ago I checked in on my bin, and found there was a lot of moisture. So I left the lid open, but never closed it back up. A family member closed it but didn't secure it. So yesterday I walk past the bin, and I see stringy dry things on the floor... and I'm like what is that(I've got three dogs so nothings surprises me anymore), but it turns out they were worms. I picked up about 15 dead dried worms. Checked on my bin and once again too much moisture. So I left it open to air out, with light so the worms wouldn't escape.
I tore up 1 small pizza box, 2 drink carriers and some left over scrap printer paper and then mixed it into the bin. I checked my two feeding pockets and they were both empty, again! There was also some kind of like dry brown stuff, I'm thinking its the worm castings? It was very very dry though. I don't know whats going on in my bin lol.
I defrosted a container of food that I'll be putting in today, I did purchase some coconut coir the other day but now I'm too afraid to put it in with the excessive moisture problem. Any advice/suggestions is much appreciated :) I feel bad that 15 or so worms died, but I have at least 400 in there, and I'm trying to correct the problem as best I can When I took a look in the box last night they seemed happy buried under all the bedding, still moving, very actively in fact. I do think I need a few more ventilation holes - perhaps on the lid?