Quick update on the worm bin situation: After the mishap with the mites, I didn’t feed my worms for 2 weeks. Since then, they’ve been on a strict diet. I feed them only once a week now a days, and this seems to be working well. I don’t see the mites anymore and the worms are still looking healthy. Plus, they’re doing some serious work on the food scraps/ newspaper shreds. There’s a lot more dirt (or as Missy would say “soil”) in my worm bin than when I first started. If someone wanted to go green and save the world, I would highly recommend starting a worm bin.