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A complete, 10-14 day old started springtail culture started on charcoal and packaged in a 6 ounce sealed container.
Temperate springtails (Collembola sp.) are a small species of springtail that are essential soil aerators and detrivores in your bioactive environment. This species can not only thrive in drier biomes (typically will spend their time under the water bowl or deep in your Bio Dude substrate) but is relatively easy to culture and maintain. These springtails are very tiny, usually under 3mm in size.
After adding your Bio Dude culture to your bioactive terrarium these springtails will readily reproduce and create a sustainable population in the terrarium. One culture can easily seed 2-3 smaller Bio Dude bioactive terrariums. If you decide to keep them in the container so you can continually pull from monthly or weekly, be sure to feed Bio Dude's Springtail Grub on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
These springtails will thrive in the Bio Dude's Terra Sahara, Terra Firma (less humid Firma setups) and Terra Aranea (less humid Aranea setups).
Please note we only ship springtails Monday-Thursday.