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Temperate Springtail Culture
Temperate Springtail Culture


 
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Temperate springtails (Collembola sp.) are a small species of insect that make great feeders for many species of poison dart frogs. Springtails also aid in the creation of a complete ecosystem in a terrarium. They are very small, at less than half a centimeter each, but are just the right size for several adult and juvenile frogs and froglet species!

In nature, springtails are decomposers and are commonly found in and around dead and decaying organic matter. In a terrarium, they will help to decompose the leaf litter, excess plant material, and fecal material from your frogs or other small animals. Once a population is established in your tank, they will reproduce on their own and create a steady supply of food. Additionally, they will have the ability to keep up with most of the decomposing needs of the tank.

These should not be used as your only feeder as they cannot be dusted with the supplements that your frogs will need, but make a great treat and are important in the overall health of terrarium.

We offer these in 16oz cultures that consist of adults and juveniles in a charcoal substrate and are currently reproducing. For a detailed care sheet, please visit our Resource Center.



Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review »

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Excellent January 24, 2019
Reviewer: Giang Tran from Aldan, PA United States  
I could not believe the amount of springtails that I received. Must of been hundreds in there. No other place offers that much at this price. Thanks

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Excellent! January 3, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Cedar Rapids, IA United States  
I ordered this in December and received it in 3 days. The culture was packaged with care and had tons of live springtails in it. Very happy with what I received! I ordered some springtails from a different company a few weeks ago, but theirs doesn't even compare to what I received from Glass Box Tropicals. If I need to purchase them again in the future, I will buy them again from here.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Live and healthy June 23, 2018
Reviewer: Brandon from STOKESDALE, NC United States  
I ordered these and received them within 2 days.
The springs arrived very much alive, and there was enough to see my vivarium and start my own master culture! Thanks Glass Box Tropicals!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Cultures January 24, 2018
Reviewer: Robby from New Franklin, OH United States  
Filled to the very top with charcoal and booming with springtails. Even shipped well in January weather in Ohio. Started approx. 3 main cultures and feed the springtail food offered on here as well

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
5 of 5 Springtails September 3, 2017
Reviewer: Lindsay Sudol-Shore from Marietta, GA United States  
Some of the best springtail cultures available. We have gotten cultures from several companies, but these by far are the best started and packed. We have ordered them on several occasions and each time they have been expertly packed and arrived producing a number of springtails.

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