Being cold blooded means worms don’t have the ability to regulate their body temperature.  This is why managing temperatures of your worm farm is so important (particularly in these hot Australian summers!)

When temperatures rise higher or drop lower than their comfort zone their activity will diminish, they will consume less food and in some instances they will not survive. Some tips for managing hot temperatures are:

  • Ensure your worm farm in located a fully shaded area
  • Add thinner layers of feed or limit feed to certain sections of the bin so that there are cooler areas where the worms can go to escape decomposing, heat-conveying food
  • Freeze your scraps before adding them
  • Ensure you water using a fine mist not a flow of water. This will ensure the water does not fill air pockets causing anaerobic conditions