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Bugs that clean your terrarium or vivarium for you! If you have a tropical species reptile that can handle a bit of humidity then sprintails use might be right for you.
Springtails are tiny microfauna that act as tank janitors to help break down dead plant matter and uneaten foods. They are also an excellent indicator of soil nutrition in your vivarium.
Our springtails used to be packed in water and charcoal to ensure longevity and ease of use but we have found that packing in water kills the cultures during shipping because there is too much movement. We are always trying to find new ways to pack these cultures to adjust for harsh shipping conditions and unpredictable weather. Right now they are packed in moist dirt and charcoal which we have enjoyed 100% success rate with in mild weather conditions.
Most commonly used for: Frog vivariums, gecko vivariums and arachnid terrariums.
Springtails are also commonly used as a food source for baby dart frogs, spiders, arachnids, and other larger insects.