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Springtails

Springtails

Size: 0.2 – 0.4 mm

Colour: White

Tropical springtails are a species of insect that make great feeders for many species of poison dart frogs.

Springtails also aid in the creation of a complete ecosystem.

They are very small, but are just the right size for several adult and juvenile frogs and froglet species.

Tropical springtails are not the quickest to reproduce and do better in warmer environments.

In nature, springtails are decomposers and are commonly found in and around dead and decaying organic matter, they will help to decompose the leaf litter, excess plant material, and fecal material from your frogs or other small animals.

Once a population is established in your tank, they will reproduce on their own and create a steady supply of food.

Additionally, they will have the ability to keep up with most of the decomposing needs of the tank.

These should not be used as your only feeder as they cannot be dusted with the supplements that your frogs will need, but make a great treat and are important in the overall health of terrarium.

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