my compost has not got many worms in it anymore could it be the ants are eating them.
I'm in Qld and it's been hot and dry. I water the compost to keep it moist and I turn it over as well.
Yes, it's a possibility if they are in large numbers and the right species.
Add a few shovelfuls of your garden soil into the compost, which will introduce more earthworms/eggs and other micro-organisms, or buy compost worms from Bunnings/nurseries etc.
Keeping your compost damp and well-aerated, as you're doing, is good too, as ants prefer drier conditions.
Answered: 27 Nov, 2020