- Jun 4, 2020
I have spring to life from Josh’s frogs, but I stopped culturing springtails. I was wondering if my isos would benefit from it as I don’t want it to go to waste.
Yeah I threw it away when I opened it and there was a few drugstore beetles in there! Glad I decided to open it that would have been bad.Isopods might eat some but they don’t eat mold and fungus like springtails so you should probably throw it away or dump it in the garden or compost
I checked all my dry goods and luckily they were only in that. I’m from Ohio and I’ve never seen them before! I saw the jar of springtail food and thought the brown things were a part of the food but then they moved! AAAAAHThose beetles are the worst. They infected my hamster food and got into my tortoises substrate
Yes I have organic leaf litter bags I feed them. I give them fish flakes sometimes as well.They might but it shouldn't be the only source of food it should be more supplemental. They eat leaves and other "biodegradables" along with (what i use personally) various organic (don't want any pesticides) plant material and different pellet foods. I use one for hermit crabs and another for crayfish but i assume it doesn't really matter because again it's not the only thing i feed them. Also i give them whatever dead feeder insect scraps i have (although it depends on the species because they have different protein requirements some get barely any some get a lot) and that's it. It's really not much i basically throw random stuff in every now and again.
As long as they have a proper main diet like that then it really doesn't matter what other sources you give because again it's supplemental only making up a small portion of their diet and since they have generalist diets they eat pretty much any dead biomass.Yes I have organic leaf litter bags I feed them. I give them fish flakes sometimes as well.