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Tropical Springtail Culture
Tropical Springtail Culture

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Tropical 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!

Tropical springtails reproduce slightly slower than their temperate counterparts; however, they do better in warmer environments.

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.

Overview of Springtail culturing and care

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Alive and Well July 26, 2019
Reviewer: Eriq Garcia from Manhattan , KS United States  
It took me forever to find somewhere that had reliable delivery for springtail cultures, everywhere else I checked had very mixed reviews so I decided to take a chance and trust the positive reviews I saw here.

I am very satisfied, the springtails came alive and well, and there are at least 200 in my culture! Excellent service, quality and price, I will be shopping here from now on!

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5 of 5 OMG May 9, 2019
Reviewer: DONALD WILSON from Live Oak, TX United States  
They arrived so quick and it was chock-full of springtails.  Healthy and packaged perfectly.  Thanks guys. Will 100% purchase again.

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5 of 5 Great product November 22, 2018
Reviewer: Jenna Chapman from CLAWSON, MI United States  
I love that you can get these in the smaller container vs the big one.
Also, being able to get both temperate and tropical is awesome.

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5 of 5 Awsome January 12, 2018
Reviewer: Justin Wieck from Omaha, NE United States  
Ordered these in the middle of winter and shipping got delayed a day AND I told shipping company to leave at the door so I could have a friend get them. Well they put it in our mailbox which is locked so they sat in there for 2 hours in 15 degree cold. Got home and were still alive and moving! Packed great with heat pack inside.

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