Wanted: Cleanup Crew (Springtails)

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  1. Herptastic

    Herptastic New Member

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    Does anyone have a springtail culture for sale (preferably in Alberta)?

    There are plenty of isopods where I live but I cannot figure out how to find/catch springtails as they're fairly tiny. I did look at some methods to catch them for example putting potato slices with leaf litter and harvesting them from there but I don't want to introduce the wrong hexapod into my setup from my inability to determine what is and isn't a springtail.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dawndj

    dawndj Contributing Member

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    We sell them at Jungle Jewel Exotics. We are in home based company in Calgary. W welcome visitors by appointment. Check out our website

    Www.junglejewelexotics.com

    Dawn
     
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    erikm Administrator Staff Member

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    It's best to use a clean up crew that is captive bred rather than caught in your garden or local forest. If you were to catch some, you would want to reproduce them for a few generations and then move offspring into new containers for each generation to make sure they are 'clean'.
     
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