Well once again I have gotten busy and neglected to update the worm blog for a while. Tends to happen in the spring when everything is wide open.
This spring it seems that most worm farmers are low on red worm stock. Not that they are out of worms, it just takes a lot longer to harvest the worms when they are not as thick in the beds. My theory is that the weird weather we had during the fall prevented egg capsule production. Worms need temperatures around the 70 degree Fahrenheit mark to lay eggs. We went straight from summer to winter it seemed like and so did not get the eggs that we needed to have in order to have plenty of worms for spring. One thing that will help out in the long run is that worms tend to reproduce faster when they are stocked less densely.
Now though with spring weather here the worms are laying down eggs at a rapid pace. They are sure to be plenty of good worms for the summer and fall.