Folsomia candida, commonly called Springtails, are omnivores and will feed on the decaying organics, mycelia, fungus and mold spores in your terrarium or bio-active setup. These tiny insects will grow to be 2-3mm in length and reproduce very quickly once established in your setup.
Springtails prefer moist conditions and will live and establish themselves in the soil. This will help to not only maintain the quality of the soil, but also increase it by providing the plants with a more readily available source of nutrients. They are also a great food source for small amphibians and reptiles.
Once disturbed, Springtails will “spring” or jump several inches out of the way.
Be careful when handling or opening your culture! We suggest that you open the container in, or over, the terrarium.
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Due to state regulations pertaining to the sale and movement of these organisms, we cannot ship to the following states;
HI & US Territories
A 72 Hour Heat Pack should be added to any order containing perishable, or live, organisms (clean up crew or live plants) going to a location experiencing temperatures below 50 Degrees F.
* We cannot offer any guarantees for organisms shipped without a heat pack during the winter / cold months. Please note that we are located in Ohio and will need to added a heat pack to any order being shipped during the late Fall, winter and, and early spring seasons.
* Any order containing live organisms that does not have a 72 hour heat pack added to order will be contacted before shipping to have a heat pack added to the order; at an additional charge before shipping.