Temperate Springtail (Collembola) 8 oz Culture
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Springtails (Folsomia candida) are tiny arthropods (1-4 mm) and are used as "Tank Janitors" in a terrarium, eating mold and waste. They also make a great supplemental food for your poison dart frogs. This 8oz culture houses springtails on a dirt-like substrate, which can added directly to your vivarium!
When you add springtails to your tanks they will reproduce. Simply dump the entire springtail culture in your terrarium and mix the substrate (springtails and all) in the springtail culture right into your substrate.
If you are not adding to terrariums, we recommend that you buy a starter culture and use it start a larger culture (we use 5 qt. Sterilite containers). Larger cultures produce better and are less prone to CO2 buildup. If you use this smaller culture to start a larger culture to feed froglets or seed multiple tanks, allow the culture to grow for a month before use.Each culture will seed up to a 29g / 18x18 size tank. For larger enclosures, allow the clean up crew a month to grow in the enclosure before adding more, or purchase more cultures.