The bin is heating up again this morning. Crapitycrapcrap. But now I know why.
I was finally able to call the Worm Wigwam Co. at noonish, since they're PST and I'm EST. The enclosed instructions clearly state, "Forget everything you know about worm farming". But, when the directions say "Add 2 inches of top bedding", I totally assume it has to be wet first. Any worm person would. The instructions do not say, DO NOT SOAK TOP BEDDING, but they also don't say YOU MUST SOAK TOP BEDDING. They say, add two inches of top bedding. Which I did. Soaked in water first.
No, non, niet, nein. With the Wigwam, the top bedding must be dry, dry, dry. That's what's causing the heat- it's the moisture, stupid. For my wee brain, this is totally counter-intuitive.
My evening is so neatly laid out before me.