Your other most common feeders that can be easily cultured in your classroom would be springtails and isopods.Wendy, thank you for the great advice! I'm actually thinking have a 40L with a place for a lock. I'd have to modify the top with some glass though. What are some other feeder insects I could breed in my classroom?
Casper, I live and teach in The Houston area. I've been looking for local df enthusiasts to converse with, but no such luck.
Read my care sheet on culturing them. When your viv is set up, send me a letter on school letterhead, verifying that this is an "in class" viv. Then I would be pleased to send you out a plethora of feeder "starter cultures" for free. Of course I would ask you to pay shipping. With Phase 22 temp control paks that will be around $15. I will be able to set you up with 3 or 4 types of isopods and 3 types of springtails. Here is a link to my culturing sheet. http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/food-feeding/66991-how-culture-isopods-woodlice-springtails.html