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  1. Beginner Discussion
    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...
  2. Food & Feeding
    I have had springtail cultures going for the last year or so without ever running into an issue until recently. I have two different cultures going both using charcoal, but one is like pebble size charcoal the other is much larger lumps of charcoal. I feed them some yeast a couple times a week...
  3. Identification Forum
    Hey everyone. I had a few questions about things I've seen crawling in my spring and iso cultures, I did my best to get some photos. In all the springtail pictures, the big white blobs are yeast granules because I cleverly just fed them right before photo time. First of all, I'm pretty sure...
  4. Plants
    Hi guys, I recently built this terrarium and let it cycle. However, I wasn't completely happy with it, because the frogs would not have hiding spots, so I added wood. Currently it is like this: Soon after, lights stopped working so for this past three days I have used a normal reading lamp...
  5. Food & Feeding
    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
  6. Food & Feeding
    Hello everyone! I have noticed that most places where you can purchase springtails only sell certain kinds. The common whites or sometimes the larger black springtails. I remember when I was younger I had a colony of red springtails. These were wild caught and I'm 100% sure they were not mites...
  7. New Members Introductions
    Because I am a silly goose and posted this as a response in someone else's thread. This reminds me of a question I have been trying to research. Will the bacteria in Mosquito Dunks/Bits (which also kill Fungus Gnat larva, making it one of the best ways to kill Fungus Gnats) harm Springtails or...
  8. Parts & Construction
    hello, i know this topic has been brought up before however i do have some important questions, IF a terrarium is large enough would it be possible to have a self sustaining tank. in the feeding aspect of things ? what i mean is lets say i had a very large tank heavily seeded with...
  9. 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...
  10. Parts & Construction
    Hi, I didn't quite see any posts like this anywhere. I started cultivating plants in an old tank, green onions, peppermint, aloe, cilantro.... I heard the benefits of a bioactive substrate and threw some isos n springos in there. I have MiracleGro peat moss and organic soil with worm castings...
  11. General Health & Disease Treatment
    Just cleaned out three pacman containers because they suddenly had what i believe were springtails everywhere. I have a springtail culture in a shoebox, and springtails came in the vivarium with a waterfall that i got containing three firebellies several months ago. Am not sure how the...
  12. Parts & Construction
    Has anyone incorporated charcoal into a background to try to boost springtail populations? I'm working on a fake vine/root background and I had the thought of gluing some pieces of charcoal to the back, kinda hidden behind the vines. I want the viv I'm working on to be able to support...
  13. Breeding, Eggs & Tadpoles
    I've looked in the other threads about this and apparently the springs will only eat unfertilized eggs. Is this true for sure? I had a clutch that as best I can tell the male had fertilized and was hydrating. The hut is in a slightly difficult area, but I can shine a flashlight in there. I was...
  14. Food & Feeding
    Will storing the fish flakes and dog food in the freezer kill/prevent mites from being added to my cultures? Thanks :)
  15. Food & Feeding
    I have a tank that is empty of frogs and seeded with isopods and springtails. The past few days when I look inside the tank I see Isopods all over. I plan on receiving some Frogs from Blue Pumilio this week and I was curious if I should worry about there being to many full grown Isos in the...
  16. Member's Frogs & Vivariums
    Started a 12x12x18 Ranitomeya imitator build recently and have used GE II Black silicone on the background for the Great Stuff foam has something to stick to. I also used it to attach a few pieces of cork bark. One is going to be a kind of floating island with some kind of plant growing out of...
  17. Beginner Discussion
    So I'm a new frogger, I've had three auratus for about 3 days now, they are about 4 months out of the water. My tank was set up and seeded with springs for about 3 months, bugs a plenty!! Lots of plants and leaves and a coco hut for them to hide in/under. I saw one frog the first day they...
  18. Beginner Discussion
    So, I was out the other day looking around and found some pretty cool brown spiders. I don't have an ID on them, so I'm just going to assume they're wolf spiders. Anyway, I went upstairs to get a tank I had left up there for about a year. It was an old failed vertical tank that I just gave up...
  19. Food & Feeding
    Hi there, im kinda new to dart frogs, but i was wondering if you HAVE to have a fruit fly culture, or can you just feed your frogs dusted springtails and isopods?
  20. SouthEast
    My usual venders are all out of cleanup crews and I'm starting a new tank this week, does anyone have a link to buy (excluding the sponsors link). Thanks in advance!
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