Springtails breed readily in the right rainforest terrarium set up, and do an exceptional job of breaking down organic waste, meaning that is does not build up and go mouldy in the enclosure. It also allows the plants to use waste to their advantage and thrive from it.
Most springtails feed on fungi growing on rotting plant
matter. In culture they can be fed on a variety of foods such as flaked fish
food, boiled rice or mushrooms but these can be messy or be difficult to gauge
the correct feeding regime. ProRep Springtail food solves all of these
problems. Manufactured from denatured and stabilised yeast this food provides
all of the nutrients to successfully keep and breed springtails in an intensive
These pellets are super easy to feed, and completely waste free. Every 2 or 3 days simply sprinkle enough food onto the culture
medium to last the springtails for 12 hours. It is eaten completely, with no
waste, so it is not necessary to remove uneaten or rotting food keeping the
culture clean and uncontaminated. This extends the life of the culture and
helps avoid "crashing" due to toxic conditions.