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  1. Beginner Discussion
    Hi everybody. I'm brand new here. I just found these guys in my dwarf purple isopod culture. These worms are super small, kind of white/translucent, and they are pretty wiggly. Are these nematodes, or the dreaded nemerteans? Sorry for the bad quality video. I got as close as I could. Thanks...
  2. Food & Feeding
    I've frequently seen people mention on here that this is a tricky species to culture and that thriving populations will often crash and stop producing. This is partially true but this species is capable of a neat trick when conditions become unfavourable that in colder climates is used to...
  3. Food & Feeding
    So I have my leucs in the classroom (4th grade), and went to feed them before the kids got there and saw that flies had escaped my culture. Dreading the thought of my principal's reaction, I quickly squished the escapees and inspected the culture for cracks. Seeing none, I then saw in horror...
  4. Food & Feeding
    I have a 75 gallon paludarium that is 2/3 land 1/3 water and i want to maintain food cultures inside the tank in the water and on land. Aside from springtails isopods and daphnia what other animals and/or plants could I use? The tank is going to house african reed frogs, killifish, and maybe a...
  5. NorthEast
    Hey anyone know of a vendor that will have Dwarf White isos(or similarly sized) and springtail cultures at the upcoming Hamburg show? Thanks! Jessica
  6. Food & Feeding
    Can you use rice vinegar for making ff cultures? Thaks
  7. Food & Feeding
    Hello Everyone, One of my fly cultures which is about a week old has a small amount of blue mold growing down by the medium. This is the first time in hundreds of cultures I have had this problem. I make my cultures with both vinegar and yeast. Should I consider the culture a lost cause or...
  8. Food & Feeding
    I've been raising my leuc froglets on melos for a while now and was thinking that I should probably switch them over to hydei's since they're bigger. I also have some variabilis but I figure I'd keep them on the melos since thumbs are so tiny. How long do you all raise froglets on melos for...
  9. Food & Feeding
    I bought a culture online, I was just curious if i could transfer some of the culture to a container with Eco earth? And if they could start a new culture on it? If not what is a good(cheap) substrate that works well. I know charcoal does. Thanks
  10. MidWest
    Anyone from the Cincinnati area have cultures for Isopods, springtails, bean beetles, and maybe drosophila? I'm getting my viv set up and I want to get stocking on the food now, but shipping in cold stinks, plus Josh's and other online suppliers are sold out. PM me or email [email protected]
  11. Food & Feeding
    i got tired of buying the fruit flies cause they're pretty expensive and what not so ive been trying to cultivate my own, my first couple attempts havent been going so great so i was hoping you guys could give me advice on what to do to successfully give fruit flies i do this in one container...
  12. General Discussion
    I just posted a video on youtube about how to culture springtails: YouTube - ‪miniconservatory's Channel‬‏ It's just a sample video, only 2 1/2 minutes long, that I created to try out a few things in a video editing software. Regardless, it has good information that may help you culture...
  13. Food & Feeding
    I purchased a tropical springtail culture from Josh's frogs and it arrived last week. I dumped it into a larger container and added natural mesquite charcoal and an inch of water. I also added a bit of leaf litter on top. For food I put in some dry rice, but I am concerned that maybe I added...
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