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Temperate Springtail Starter Culture

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Collembolla subclass

Springtails are most often used as clean up crews for bio-active vivariums and food for the smallest of critters- usually very young juveniles of tiny insect species. Springtails eat detritus, pollen and fungi in animal enclosures. They are most well known for their ability to "spring" a short distance in defense. 

Contains one newly started culture with at least 100 individuals in a sealed container with media. Newly started cultures take about 2 weeks to noticeably reproduce.

The send our cultures in a 300ml container with charocoal and distilled water. For long term culturing, the springtails should be moved to a larger charcoal based enclosure. 

Springtails are very tiny and hard to see in poor lighting, upon arrival the springtails can be seen and harvested from the container by flooding it with distilled water. All the tiny springtails should be seen floating on the surface.

We recommend reading a caresheet prior to obtaining springtails.