This write-up is to provide beginners with a guide to microfauna commonly found in a dart frog vivarium.
**Please Note: This is in no way a definitive guide. This will only be covering basic microfauna & is not a guide to types of feeders or harmful fauna**
I will try to depict some of the more commonly found types, as well as providing pictures & additional links for reading.
Microfauna serves many purposes in our vivariums, from cleanup crews to additional food sources. They are the heart of our self contained ecosystems.
Tropical (Collembola sp.)
Black (Tomocerus sp.)
Blue (Podura sp)
Wood Mites feed on decaying wood, leaf litter and other decaying matter in our vivarium.
*Note: I am unsure if these are the same species that feed on other bug larvae such as fungus gnats*
These small white worms are unavoidable & will appear in almost every vivarium.
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Thanks to everyone that unknowingly contributed to this thread.
If I've missed anything or if anyone has anything to add, Please feel free.