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Old 08-31-2020, 02:45 PM
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New to all of this and I just bought a 32oz container of springtails and would like to start breeding them. I saw some saying active dry yeast, rice flour, and possibly mushroom powder was a good mix but does anyone have some ratios of these ingredients and how much/how often to feed them? TIA
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Old 08-31-2020, 02:48 PM
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New to all of this and I just bought a 32oz container of springtails and would like to start breeding them. I saw some saying active dry yeast, rice flour, and possibly mushroom powder was a good mix but does anyone have some ratios of these ingredients and how much/how often to feed them? TIA
I only use yeast, I feed them then check in a few days and if there's no good left then feed them again.
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Old 08-31-2020, 04:08 PM
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I use "Orlux Lori" every 2nd day, simply sprinkle it over the substrate with a shaker.
Springtails are the main food for me, and supplementation is hardly or not possible, so the ingredients are very important.
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I use "Orlux Lori" every 2nd day, simply sprinkle it over the substrate with a shaker.
Springtails are the main food for me, and supplementation is hardly or not possible, so the ingredients are very important.
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Same here.
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:11 PM
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I use "Orlux Lori" every 2nd day, simply sprinkle it over the substrate with a shaker.
Springtails are the main food for me, and supplementation is hardly or not possible, so the ingredients are very important.
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Hey there, Im interested in clarity here. As far as what frogs you are keeping, and what you are actually practicing here.

Im curious about what you are saying. Which, correct me if am wrong; you have dendrobates and you dont feed them fruit flies, only springtails, which you feed a complete Lorie powder composite formula to.

Im wanting smooth discourse here, not Scowl & Pucker Avatar Critique.
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:12 PM
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Curious about this since I have raised dart and mantella morphlets from tailed neos to adulthood and kept those adults for years as display specimens (longest, 12 years now, plush n vigorous) without the current status quo recommendations.

Yet, I have started a Rapashy regimen, and like it.

So in the spirit of dimensional inquiry, I respectfully ask.
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Old 09-01-2020, 10:35 AM
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My frogs are Pumilios and
Springtails are not the sole food, but the main food.
Of course there are also pea aphids, D.melanogaster and meadow plankton etc. and for the young ones in a bowl some forest soil with moss and leaves.
The flies are not supplemented but additionally fed with vitamin-calcium juice or "Sanostol".
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Would it be cool to ask how long this has been your method? And what lead you to it.

I ask this carefully and admit that what I am reading there I dont personally find ideal, even as a person who is of an opinion that oversupplementation in (herpetoculture general) is possible.

The flies retainment of the ingested supplement seems like a risky lean to me.
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Old 09-01-2020, 06:24 PM
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Perhaps it is a conversation for a different time, in future.
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Old 09-02-2020, 07:25 PM
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I feed fish flakes to my roaches, isopods, springtails, crickets, etc.
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Would it be cool to ask how long this has been your method? And what lead you to it.

I ask this carefully and admit that what I am reading there I dont personally find ideal, even as a person who is of an opinion that oversupplementation in (herpetoculture general) is possible.

The flies retainment of the ingested supplement seems like a risky lean to me.
I don't feel like discussing MY feeding methods that are working well for me here.
The most natural food (meadow plankton) is, in my opinion, the best food.
Terrarium animals need a variety of food, I find Drosophila alone just too SIMPLE.

I have been doing the method with gut loading, catching meadow plankton and a lot of variety in the menu since I have kept terrarium animals.

I've only been using Orilux lori for about 6 years. Before that I had mixed the feed for the springtails myself.
This year my oldest frog passed away after 11 years, it was a Mannophryne olmonae male and 2 years ago it was still responsible for offspring. I have bred Pumilio offspring from an F2 female for 4 months now, mother and all 4 (10) young are doing well.
Greetings hp
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:30 PM
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Thanks for answering in part.

I also have modalities that I don't have the wind to share online.

I appreciate your response, I get it.
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