The coconut fiber mat reduces fruit flies from the feedings. A plastic board on the bottom supports the working trays. Using this prevents the worms from dropping out of the working tray.
We soaked the coconut fiber in water, and then lightly mixed in newspaper scraps.
We now have the Itower into the garage and checked on it every two days. After three to four weeks we are now feeding them food scraps every other day or so. In three months they will double in count. Looks like we might have to buy another one of these next summer!
I love not wasting all our food scraps! There are many of their products and accessories are made from recycled materials.
New features lowers the worm bed temperature several degrees lower than VermiHut and Worm Factory for those in warm, humid conditions.