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MICROFAUNA
A Beginner's I.D. Guide

This write-up is to provide beginners with an I.D. guide to microfauna commonly found in a dart frog vivarium.
I will try to depict some of the more commonly found types, as well as providing pictures & additional links for reading.​

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​

Microfauna serves many purposes in our vivariums & are the heart of our self contained ecosystems. In addition to being a food source, they are tank janitors. They will feed on decaying organic matter; (wood, leaves, dead plants/animals, feces ... etc)
They are a naturally occuring organism in our vivariums and are not a cause for concern. In fact, microfauna help to promote a healthy enviroment for our amphibians and their presence is considered to be a positive.


TYPES OF SPRINGTAILS


Source: https://mycotopia.net/forums/attach...ing-plant-how-do-you-kill-them-springtail.jpg


TYPES OF ISOPODS


OTHER MISC.



How Do I Culture Springtails & Isopods?
Here are a few good links to start with:
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/food-feeding/66991-how-culture-isopods-woodlice-springtails.html
http://www.joshsfrogs.com/catalog/bl...ofauna-part-i/
http://www.joshsfrogs.com/catalog/bl...fauna-part-ii/
Silver / Gray / Black Springtail (Tomocerus sp.) care info - Caudata.org Newt and Salamander Forum

Additional Information on Microfauna:
Microfauna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://dartden.com/feeder-insects-nu...viv-t5051.html
Animal Life Resource - JRank Articles
Isopoda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/be...ity-importance-isopods-pillbugs-vivarium.html
Fungus gnat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://nematode.unl.edu/wormgen.htm
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/general-discussion/48736-nematodes-good-bad.html

Additional I.D. Threads:
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/identification-forum/14622-what-my-frog-tank.html
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/general-discussion/35729-mite-micro-fauna-comparison-photos.html
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/general-discussion/87733-nematode.html



Contributers:
Nick Gamble (Gamble)
Kyle Kopp (kyle1745)


If you would like to see any updates or modifications to this care sheet please let myself or a moderator know.

Last Updated: 1/12/2012
 

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Should I just add them thru a new reply and you will place them together?
(As you know, they will be added from the tapatalk app on my phone).
 

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I think you can edit your post in here, its been awhile... You only use tapatalk on a phone?
Nope, no edit option available; I'll have to post them in a reply.
Yes, Tapatalk is the only way I can post pictures when using my phone unfortunately ... and I'm on my phone 99% of the time when on this site.
(Web browser for surfing/posting, tapatalk for pictures ... thats probably why my status always shows me as online.) The good thing is that I'm always available bc Tapatalk sends a notification to my phone when I get a new message.
 

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Springtails:
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Tropical White
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Temperate White
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Tropical Pink


Black
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Tropical Silver
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Temperate Silver

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Blue
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ISOPODS:

Dwarf Grey
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Dwarf White
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Dwarf Purple
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Dwarf Striped
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Giant Orange
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Great Canyon
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OTHER MISC.

Wood Mites
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Fungus Gnats
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Nematodes
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Hi Nick,

If you borrowed them from google images, each picture should be credited to the website it was originally posted on. Generally, simply posting "Source" below the picture, and then linking that to the original website, is considered sufficient.
 

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Hi Nick,

If you borrowed them from google images, each picture should be credited to the website it was originally posted on. Generally, simply posting "Source" below the picture, and then linking that to the original website, is considered sufficient.
Got ya. I'll try to hunt them down.
 

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No worries. If you need help formatting/etc, feel free to contact me. I'm fairly familiar with the informal rules of citing/linking to information or pictures from other sites via all the social networking and blogging I do for Josh's Frogs.
 

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Thx Zach, I appreciate it.
I may have to use some different pictures for some of them bc I am not able to locate some of the pictures I've used to obtain their web locations.
 

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Ok Kyle -
Im going to be using some different pics due to the fact that I could not find some of the pics I used previously to obtain their web address for proper credit as per Zach's advice.

Let me know if these are acceptable:
 

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Also some corrections:
It should be Giant Canyon, not Great Canyon

Also ... The wood mites should be written as:
"Wood Mites / Detrivore Mites"

Thx Kyle.

This should complete everything.

Let me know what you all think.
Thx Everyone.

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