Tote Worm System
I use the tote bin system. I have them in my cellar. I raise european nightcrawlers.
I sell them as fishing bait
and I can sift them sometimes for their castings (about every 2 months)to use in my compost tea for my garden.
I've been doing this for 1 1/2 years. It's hard to keep up because I sell most of them, but they are breeding fast. I will have to buy more Euros from Worm Farming Revealed next season.
For the bedding, I used leaves that I raked up in fall from my yard, then I added some shredded paper recently since I'm out of leaves, and they are eating them. I once tried using peat moss but they didn't like that at all.
I love eating watermelon and cantelope and I save the rinds in a freezer bag in the freezer. Then I put about 2 handsize pieces into each of the bins once a week. I used to keep lids on the totes, but lately I noticed I have less crawl out if I just keep the lids off.
I sprinkle them with water once a month (about 1/2 cup) for moisture, they get some moisture from the melons. No drain holes so I'm careful of how much water I put in.
The reason I didn't cut drain holes is because Euros are deep burrowers and I was afraid they would crawl out the holes. But they seem happy with my system.