If your worms are not moving to the next tray, there could be a few reasons:
What to do if the worms try to escape from your worm composter! There could be several reasons why your worms are trying to escape on the first night:
Maggots are the larvae of flies and usually gain access via eggs laid on the food scraps you put in.
Ants in a vermicomposter can be a nuisance, but they are not harmful to the worms or the composting process.
Woodlice, also known as sowbugs or pillbugs, are crustaceans that are commonly found in damp environments, such as gardens and compost piles. While they are not harmful to the worms or the composting process in a wormery, they can be a nuisance.
The great thing about a tray system wormery is that a: It's off the floor so very unlikely to be attacked by rodents and B: Worms compost waste as you add it so they really help to neutralise the odours. We have had no problems with rodents with Urbalive or other tray system worm composters.
Do not put intensely spicy foods into your worm composter, such as ginger or an excessive amount of citruses, as well as milk products, meat products, bones, oils, lard and other fats.
Living and working on a farm, we like to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible.