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Different springtails?

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How many different varieties of springtails do we have in the hobby and do we have a vendor that sells the specific varieties? (other than tropical and temperate)

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The pinks take a while to get going, but once you have a nice start, they reproduce very nicely. Perhaps you just need to up your culture size to a plastic shoebox size. Mine do great in those cultured on charcoal and fed active yeast. Also, it should be noted that the Pinks seem to establish better than most inside your viv. When I seed several different types, two months later the pinks have a definite foothold over the other types. This has made the pinks my favorite choice. If I could only culture one type (God forbid!) it would be the Pinks.
A note on the blues. I was given a start of blues in a microfauna trade a couple of months ago. The original grower uses a VERY wet media. Looks like basically potting soil. He keeps pools of water at the bottom so we are talking TOTALLY SATURATED. While I intend to experiment with different medias, I certainly won't deny that they thrive in the very wet conditions.
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I ran through the vendor list and the only thing I can find is temperate and tropical springtails.

I have got a trio of Blue jeans and a pair of bastis coming sometime in the next month. I want to make sure I have several cultures of each type of spring producing by the time the frogs arrive.

I was also giving thought to start some isopod cultures just in case.

Try Jeremy Huff for a nice variety. He is on the board. You should definitely do some isopods. If you only do one, try the dwarf white. Sorry, I'm on break or I'd help.
Get some temperates and try me in a month or two.
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