Why are the worms moving to the bottom layer of my worm farm?

Q.

Hi, recently I bought a worm warm from Mitre 10. I have noticed some of the worms have dropped through to the bottom tray where the pee accumulates. Why do they do this and should I remove them and put them back into the top tier? Will they drown?

Liz Roris

A.

Hi Liz, is your worm farm too hot and in a really sunny position? The worms are heading to the bottom as they are trying to get cool. Add some bedding to the top layer (damp newspaper, cardboard) to encourage the worms upwards. Is the worm farm food too dry? Add a little moisture if it is. Follow our guide to worm forming here. Happy worm farming! 

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