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Old 11-21-2019, 03:46 PM
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Default Re: A new way I've been culturing springtails.

Originally Posted by thedudeabides View Post
Let me know what you guys think.
Sounds like a great idea. Seems as though your setup solves one of the biggest problems in springtail usage, which is how to feed them out to the frogs (yeah, I know there are a bunch of ways people approach this problem -- this method sounds better than any of the others I've read or tried).

I'm skeptical of the 'vacation feeder' idea. First, a person can dump a lot of springs into a viv without stress to the frogs -- like the population of a few 8 oz cultures. Two, I don't see the value in any sort of vacation feeder; healthy frogs can go a week -- easily -- without any bugs added to a properly running viv, and for more than a week a qualified frogsitter should check in anyway. Perhaps there are some very limited cases where the spring feeder would be useful (growouts where there isn't a naturally large spring population established, maybe), but for general practice vacation feeders aren't valuable.

Some pics of your cultures would be interesting, if you could post some. Thanks for sharing!
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