What is a worm blanket? What is it used for?
Worm blankets are made of a water-absorbing, air-permeable and light blocking fabric.
They are placed on top of the worm bedding and have multiple functions:
- (1) they minimize the light reaching the worms, allowing them to feed right up to the top of the compost day and night.
- (2) By keeping the blanket moist, this keeps the upper layer from drying out which can attract ants into the system
- (3) Moist blankets help maintain the proper moisture levels for the worms. Compost worms thrive when moisture levels are 60 - 80%.
- (4) Worm blankets maintain warmth within the Subpod during winter months.