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Temperate Springtail (Collembola) Culture (32 oz)

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About This Product

LIVE ARRIVAL GUARANTEED if your temps fall within our LAG (read here). Please check your temps before ordering!

Out of stock? Try our Temperate Springtail (Collembola) 8 oz Culture

Springtails (Folsomia candida) are tiny arthropods (1-4 mm) and are used as "Tank Janitors" in a terrarium, eating mold and waste. They also make a great supplemental food for your poison dart frogs.

When you add springtails to your tanks they will reproduce. Simply dump the entire springtail culture in your terrarium and mix the charcoal in the springtail culture right into your substrate.

One culture can benefit 2-4 terrariums. Cultures are started 3-4 weeks before shipping.

Feed weekly with Josh's Frogs Spring to Life Springtail Food

If you are not adding to terrariums, we recommend that you buy a starter culture and use it start a larger culture (we use 6 qt. Sterilite containers).

Larger cultures produce better and are less prone to CO2 buildup. If you use this smaller culture to start a larger culture to feed froglets or seed multiple tanks, allow the culture to grow for a month before use.

IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTE: Adult springtails tend to die in shipping, so please give your culture a couple weeks for eggs to hatch and grow! Be sure to allow adequate airflow once your culture is received to release the buildup of CO.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 0 and 85 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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4.9 out of 5 stars

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Really great value!

Lots of springtails all came alive and breed prolifically! I have seeded all of my vivariums and created 2 additional cultures all using this one culture


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Easy to culture on your own, and a great supplemental food source for thumbs and small froglets.


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I received the springtails and followed the directions. Springtails all very active. I added water and poured several into my 18x18x24 vavarium and there are still a bunch more left over for other tanks.


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Great product!


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These have really helped my frogs thrive

These springtails help my frogs thrive

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