We have been being patient with the worms, knowing it take a bit of time to get them comfortable with their new home, get the balance of moisture and temperature, bedding vs food. I had some cucumber scraps to feed them, and when we pushed back the bedding, the carrots were gone. This is a good sign that the environment is right. We will start adding food more often, still only a handfull or two every couple of days. I am also avoiding anything that would be stinky or anything sweet that would attract fruit flies.