spingtails

Springtail Culture

$14.99

These springtail cultures come packed with ready to feed Springtails. Cared for properly, these will continue to reproduce and provide a never ending source of food for your smallest of herps.

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Tropical springtails (Collembola sp.) are a very small species of insect (under 3mm) that make great feeders for many dart frogs especialy for baby froglets. The are an excellent food for the frogs and positively contribute to the overall wellbeing and health of your Vivarium’s ecosystem.

In nature, springtails are decomposers and are commonly found in and around dead and decaying organic matter.  Once in your vivarium they will help to cycle the leaf litter, decaying plant material, and fecal material from your frogs or other small animals.  Once a population is established in your tank, they will reproduce all on their own and create a steady supply of food, and the ability to keep up with most of the decomposing needs of the tank. However some frogs will forage more than others and you may be required to add more springtails to you terrarium as needed.

These should not be used as your only food source for you amphibians or reptiles, as they cannot be dusted with the supplements that your animals will need, but make a great treat and are important in the overall health of terrarium.

*Note: Dimensions and weight are for shipping box configuration only.
Weight .25 kg
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 12 cm