8oz Peat Moss Tropical White Springtail Culture
Reptanicals Tropical White Springtails (Collembola sp.) are a small species of arthropods that make are excellent feeders for dart frogs and hatchling reptiles. They are an especially vital component to going Bio-active. These tropical white Springtails can be added to virtually any enclosure and are especially helpful in humid tanks and terrariums as they eat mold and detritus. We are the premier springtail providers to numerous public and private establishments for a reason.
Our well established, organic cultures ship hopping with hundreds (400+) of springtails including, eggs, juveniles and adults in each 8oz container.
Keep your culture thriving indefinitely by feeding weekly with Reptanicals Springtail Feast!
See our page on Going Bio-Active for more information.
Tropical White Springtails (Collembola sp.)
Care (as culture): Keep culture evenly moist, not wet by misting with distilled water as necessary (take care not to flood or collapse peat tunnels. To feed: Sprinkle a light layer of Reptanicals Springtail Feast in an area the size of a quarter. Repeat 24-48hours after all previous food has been consumed. Keep at room temp for best results.
Directions (as bio-active terrarium addition): Add one 8oz Reptanicals Springtail culture, directly into substrate for each 10gal of terrarium size.
I can't see my springtails. Where are they?
Hiding. Springtails in peat moss burrow into tunnels that they live in beneath the surface of the culture.
Do I need Peat Moss or Charcoal as a substrate?
That depends. If you are going bio-active - we suggest peat. Their tunnels provide both an insulative home, and a food source - making peat moss the best option for shipping if you don't require the springtails as a food source (ie charcoal cultures for dart frogs) and plan on adding them to an enclosure. You can add the whole thing, peat moss and all.
If you want to use your springtails as a food source - we suggest charcoal. You'll be able to transfer springtails cleanly so they can be eaten without your critters consuming unnecessary substrate.
Can I feed my springtails plain brewers yeast?
You can, but it is an inadequate diet. For cultures that boom bigger, faster feed Reptanicals Springtail Feast. Our biologist developed formula is an all natural, high quality, nutrient dense, complete diet. But don't take our word for it... let your cultures do the talking.
Shipping: All live orders are shipped Monday-Wednesday. Door delivery is available for Priority and Express Mail only. Springtails shipped via First Class Mail will be marked "HOLD at Post Office" NO Exceptions. Springtails purchased with isopods will automatically be upgraded to Priority Mail for no additional charge.
Orders placed on or after Wednesday at noon will ship the following week to avoid spending the weekend at the post office or on a truck. Someone must be present to accept package delivery.
Cold Temps: All orders are extremely well insulated. If your area is experiencing temperatures below 45*F, for LAG we reserve the right to mark box "HOLD at Post Office".
Hot Temps: Cold packs are included free of charge. For temps exceeding 95*F: LAG we reserve the right to mark box "HOLD at Post Office".
If temperatures exceed 100*F, we reserve the right to delay shipping until cooler temperatures resume.
For complete LAG see Shipping Policies