With the popular use of sponge layers and a layer of leaf litter as a substrate; my question is how does the cleanup crews fair with this? Do they seem to thrive or propagate? I tend to be a minimalist and thinking long-term for plants and frogs what can be expected with a sponge layer?
Currently finishing up my hardscape but I have my CUC coming in this week. I already have my substrate waiting to go in as well. I figure it would be a week+ until everything is cured and fumes are gone.
Im planning on putting my CUC in a larger container with the substrate so they can start...
Could I have killed my springtails and isopods by accident? I set up the substrate with leaf litter and sphagnum moss and put a whole box of dwarf Isos and two boxes of springtails in. They were doing fine. But the liner fleece looked ugly, so I removed the whole substrate and put it into a...
I will be starting my next Bio active viv and will be adding Dwarf white and purple as well as springtails to it but i am wondering if anyone has used some of the larger species of isopods in a Dart frog vivarium?
My isopod cultures (which contain springtails) have mites! At least I think they’re mites. They’re these tiny, white, round dots about the size of a period/fleck of glitter and move slowly. At first, I thought they might be baby springtails, but they move much more slowly than springtails and...
Hi everyone. I’m new to the hobby and have been lurking the threads for some time now in preparation for owning PDFs. I know most people feed FFs, but I was wondering if it’s possible to primarily feed a variety of springtails and isopods, along with flour beetle larvae and XS Phoenix worm...
randy from missouri
im into terrariums, paludariums, plants inside glass things.
20 long tank. with green onions, aloe vera, peppermint and cilantro.
i got a lot of questions about bioactive substrates
I have a few questions about food for thumbnails and RETFs:
1) Do thumbnails eat small isopods in their vivs? I am looking to expand my collection to include a pair of thumbnails in a new build. I know springtails and melanos (sp) make up the bulk of their diet, but I am curious about food...
Springtail and Isopod Cultures - a sampling of what booming cultures look like outside of the tank. Banging music included...LOL
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