Help and advice on shopping for: Live Springtails
Springtails help and advice
Terrarium tidy team
Springtails are great little creatures. Not only do they help keep rainforest environments clean and tidy, but also provide food for small creatures such as dart frogs. We sell springtails for all sorts of animals to eat, while they keep your terrarium or vivarium clean.
What are springtails?
Springtails are very small insects a couple of millimetres in length, they get their name from their ability to jump a few centimetres in the air if disturbed. Springtails feed on waste matter and are capable of removing the waste produced by reptiles while also acting as a food source. Thanks to their defensive jump they are quite a challenge to catch and can make for a great source of stimulation for your pet. We recommend adding springtails to a rainforest enclosure about two weeks before adding a pet to allow them to settle and start breeding.
Why should I buy springtails?
Springtails do it all, they clean and they offer a great little meal for your reptile. They require no food and they are generally a great choice for most reptile breed’s enclosures. If your pet is safe to be around them we recommend adding them to your enclosure.
What are the main types of springtails for sale?
We only sell one type of springtail in a small colony ready to be added to your enclosure. This pre-packed colony should be emptied into your enclosure when you receive them and then left to their own devices. If your pet gets a little overzealous and the springtail population starts to decline you can top them up with another colony pack.
What should I look for?
Check that your pet can be kept with springtails and that they can hunt and eat them without becoming ill. Beyond that, it may be worth doing some research into Springtails to work out how many you’ll need to clean and maintain your enclosure.