I have a question. Why is the wheat bran better than oatmeal? It seems wheat bran doesn't have near the nutritional value of oatmeal. The bran is mostly fiber, isn't it? I have a single bin system, but am getting quite a few beetles, so I'm considering moving up to the 3 bin and using the wheat bran in the two worm bins, oatmeal in the bettle bin, as stated by several of the farmers here.
I'm just not sure why the wheat bran would be better. I haven't been able to locate any around here and will have to order it if I use it.
I may be wrong but I believe the wheat silos on farms is the natural habitat for the darkling beetle. So in keeping as near to a natural enviroment as possible, wheat bran would be the most natural choice for the wormies. Oatmeal is just easier to use for the beetles if you have screening in the bottom of your drawer/bin.