The woman I got them from said to add veggie peelings and such (no meat products) from time to time and keep them moist. Is there anything that they would particularly love to eat? I want to make sure they are fat, happy worms!
I have been wanting to get started with worm composting but need to get settled into my new house first. Anyways the site that got me all interested in it was:http://www.cityfarmer.org/subsolidwaste.html#solidwaste
YOu'll have to scroll down to find the article titled "Worms, the new bug for the new millenium"
They have some good info on worm composting and they mention a book called "Worms Eat My Garbage" by Mary Appelhof.
Also I have heard that too much citrus can have negative affects, I think it may have been mentioned in that article as well.
Hope that helps, would be interested to hear how it all turns out.
I've been worm composting for about a year and am amazed at these little critters. We've all become quite attatched to them and their babies! We add shredded newspaper when dried leaves are scarce and a little sand from time to time, I guess it helps with their digestion. Keep it moist. If you can, put a tray underneath to catch the runoff, it's good fertilizer for houseplants.