I have had my worm farm for 5 years now and has been fabulous but all the worms have recently died and the worm farm has been taken over by another type of slugs?
What do you think caused this?
Hello, congratulations on running your worm farm for 5 years without any problems. This shows that you have done a lot of things right. Having said that I am sorry to hear that your worms have apparently died recently. Without having seen the creatures that seem to have taken over your worm bin it is not 100% clear to identify the culprits, but there are actually not that many critters that can cause the worms to either die or crawl down into the bedding or even out of their worm farm. I suspect therefore that you are probably dealing with Black Soldier Fly maggots (BSF) that hatched inside your worm bin and are now mingling close to the surface of the worm bedding and feasting on the worm food. They usually cause the worms to flee into the lower parts of their worm bedding or even leave the worm bin and within few days the contents of the bin will become soggy and starts to smell of foul odors.
Have a look at my article I wrote about the Black soldier fly maggots in response to another lady who had found them inside her worm farm. The link to the page is
You will find a picture of the maggots and advise on how to deal with them and avoid getting them to take over your worm farm in the future again in that article. If it's not Soldier fly maggots that have invaded your worm bin but some other critters I suggest you send me a picture of them which would help me to identify them for you and assist you further.
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