Dendroboard banner

springtails

  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Food & Feeding
    Will storing the fish flakes and dog food in the freezer kill/prevent mites from being added to my cultures? Thanks :)
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. 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!
  18. Beginner Discussion
    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...
  19. Food & Feeding
    Yesterday, while looking for mushroom, moss growth, and microfauna (seeded the tank with springs and white isos about a month ago), I noticed there were no springtails anywhere to be seen. How could it be? I seeded the tank with lots of springs. Were they dying? :confused: I checked the grow...
  20. Parts & Construction
    Hey, i'm about ready to be starting a bunch of new builds (no questions, ill the zoo construction later) and was ready to get all the stuff for bulk ABG mixes. I already got all the info on that but what isos should i add to the ABG? Also, im going to need huge amounts for ABG for the over...
Top