Springtails

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Springtails

Post by Brian_T » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:10 pm

Does anyone have spingtails in the
crabitat? If you used msw for your substrate, will they survive?

I decided my habitat could use so microfauna as a cleanup crew and trying to figure out what will work.

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Re: Springtails

Post by The Crab Maid » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:17 pm

Lots of people keep them in their crabitat, seems they're pretty easy to keep in crabitats whose heat and humidity are kept in a good crab range (75~85 heat, 80+% humidity). I don't see why MSW would bother them, seems fine. If it's safe substrate for crabs it's good for springtails. Seems like most people lose springtails because they dehydrate easily, which isn't an issue in good crabitat conditions.
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Re: Springtails

Post by GotButterflies » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:24 pm

I mixed my substrate with dechlorinated msw. I used to have springtails until I purchased H. Miles mites for my garden and put some in each of my crabitats. Now I don't have them anymore :)
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