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So I know that springtails eat decaying matter. So if you're "seeding" a new tank with springtails, what are they going to eat? no frog poop yet, new leaf litter....

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yeah the mushroom idea is very good,you could also add thin slices of courgette,dandelion leaves,lichen from tree bark,plus clover leaves and flowers.:)
 

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Actually the springtails tend to feed on microbial biofilms which become established very quickly when the tanks are set up.


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