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Springtails (Breeding Culture)
Springtails (Breeding Culture)

Springtails (Breeding Culture)

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Breeding Culture
Our breeding cultures are teaming with hundreds of active adult and juvenile springtails. Breeding cultures are designed to perpetuate breeding and produce springtails in perpetuity if properly maintained. The food grade plastic container retains moisture necessary for fungi growth and springtail hydration. And the 100% all natural hardwood lump charcoal provides a high surface area for springtails to populate and a porous, carbon rich, organic substrate that is ideal for nutrient rich fungi growth. To extract springtails from breeding culture simply fill container with dechlorinated water and pour them into desired habitat.

Our breeding cultures are a mixture of Tropical White, Tropical Pink and Temperate springtails to make sure you get the right breed for your habitat's environment. These tiny little arthropods have ferocious appetites for decomposing leaf litter, animal feces, and dead plant matter. This makes them an essential element for the overall health of your terrarium/vivarium ecosystem. Springtails are also an ideal dietary supplements for dart frogs, small salamanders and newly metamorphosed amphibians of all kinds. Once established, a springtail colony will continue to reproduce in perpetuity creating a steady supply of food while at the same time cleaning and maintaining your habitat’s ecosystem.

  • Color: White/Pinkish Hue
  • Size: 0-1 mm
  • Locality: Found naturally in warm, moist, humid marshlands
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Light: Natural ambient
  • Temperature: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Humidity: 90-100%
  • Behavior: Lively, hardy, crawling, jumping
  • Culturing: Easy to breed. Breed in charcoal substrate (recommended) or mixed organic media substrate. Springtails reach sexual maturity in 5-6 weeks and lay up to 400 eggs over their lifetime.