(Perth, Western Australia)
I bought a second-hand worm farm a few months ago complete with worms etc. The worms have multiplied rapidly and I began to think there were too many in the two trays.
So I added a third tray to the top along with coir matting, sand, damp shredded paper, watermelon and other veg. And I stopped adding food to the other trays.
I was hoping that the worms would make their way to the top tray and I would be able to remove the castings in the bottom tray. The top tray is now teeming with worms but the other two trays also seem to be teeming with worms - too many to remove, I think.
Should I attempt it and risk losing some worms or wait a bit longer in the hope that more of them will travel to top tray? Can you have too many worms in a tray? Also, I found a number of the worms in the collection tray which hasn't happened before but we've just gone through a heatwave in Perth, Australia so perhaps this is why.
I check them every two days to make sure everything is kept cool. I've never had a worm farm before but am rapt at the amount of worm tea the busy workers supply so I want to make sure I keep them happy!