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By roarke
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How do you make your springtail culture ? My mother had them on top of a pot, on the soil, jumping around, in the past. I trow them away, not knowing than what they where. From where to get springtails ? From nature or they will come in your house by themself?
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By TS 1989
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roarke wrote:How do you make your springtail culture ? My mother had them on top of a pot, on the soil, jumping around, in the past. I trow them away, not knowing than what they where. From where to get springtails ? From nature or they will come in your house by themself?
They just appeared randomly in my pots lol.
By sbrooks
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#251561
In my area, springtails are anywhere that there is long-term moisture close to or below the ground. So, basement, crawlspace, foundation, under things touching the ground, etc.
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By TS 1989
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roarke wrote:But they don't just teleport !
I think for mine, there were eggs in the peat moss and when I watered it and stuff, then it started hatching.
By Jaws
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#251598
http://www.dartfrog.tk/index.php?page=springtailguide

Full guide to breeding them.

That guide is if you have a few already though :/

They just appear in my Pacman Frog tank, i dont know how they get there,
id try doing what they say in that guide and keep the pot moist with a bit of cat food or fish flake and they will appear.

I personally wouldnt do the microwave bit but just use just coco fibre.

Good springtail information link below (even if it is about getting rid of them, its interesting reading)
http://www.orkin.com/other/springtails/
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By Earthy
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#251609
I just have them. pretty sure my vft seedlings have been eating them cause some of the traps are closed and sealed lol...
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By Anymal911
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#251642
SundewWolf wrote:Springtails seem to breed like crazy in my tropical snail terrariums. I think they came from the plants I brought home from the greenhouse though, as there seem to be a lot of them there as well.
What type of snails do you have?
By SundewWolf
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Anymal911 wrote:
SundewWolf wrote:Springtails seem to breed like crazy in my tropical snail terrariums. I think they came from the plants I brought home from the greenhouse though, as there seem to be a lot of them there as well.
What type of snails do you have?
Mostly florida species (caracolus marginella, Rabdotus dealbatus, bulimulus guadalupensis, drymaeus dormani), although I have a few temperate ones from around my house.
VFT for sarrs, anyone??

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