Bins 2 & 3, Update 24. All is well in the bins. Ambient temperature of 86°F, 70% humidity, bin temperature 82.5°F. The bin temp is a little higher than I’d like but there is no where else to keep them. No foul odors. Nothing out of the ordinary. There were few or no spiders. That makes me think there has been a lizard or two dropping by for a few snacks.
I’ve noticed but keep forgetting to mention, the other two insects usually seen in abundance in the bins are hardly visible. I think the continuous air flow and drying of the surface has had an effect on them. Next time I check the bins I’ll add more moisture and possibly add more cardboard in an effort to keep the moisture level higher. Maybe the other insects will flourish again.
Since there isn’t much potato on the potato skins I’ve started adding them back into the bins to simulate leaf litter. I’m also hoping the addition of moisture will keep them from drying out creating a more natural type environment for the worms. I’d like to see more activity at the surface again. Stopped using the fan since there has been small patches of moisture and discoloration on the floor next to it. It’s “winter” here in Florida so the ambient temps should be more mild. We’ll see! -13