Somerset, United Kingdom
Two Christmases ago my son gave me a wormery. Although I followed the instructions to the letter, within weeks virtually all the worms had done a runner. My son ordered me another batch, with the same result. I give them outside leaves, shredded cardboard to soak up excess moisture; they're kept in a shady corner of the garden; I disturb them as little as possible. Today when I looked there was one solitary worm left - and I suspect he was packing his bags. I do find quite a few tiny cotton-wool-ball-type things sticking to the base of each layer. Could be some kind of egg sac, poss spider? Could these be relevant? I'm hurt, disappointed and very upset. Can someone please tell me why my worms don't like me?
- 2 Nov, 2012