Clean up crew?

Paulhodgkinson

Arachnopeon
Joined
Apr 26, 2016
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Hi all, was thinking of getting a colony of springtails for my enclosures, not for my 'dry' ones but for the T's where I overfill the water dish a little bit I get the odd small white fungal outbreak that lasts a few days then disappears. Is it worth it? They are cheap here in the U.K, just wondering if there are any disadvantages to them...
 

creepa

Arachnoknight
Joined
Sep 24, 2010
Messages
261
In my experience there are no disadvantages wth springtales...
I keep them in all my tropical enclosures together with isopods and they keep the enclosures clean.
 

Moonohol

Two Legged Freak
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Aug 8, 2016
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No downsides to utilizing springtails, but keep in mind that if the enclosure gets too dry, they'll start to die off. Just overflowing the water dish a bit may not provide enough moisture for them to thrive.
 

viper69

ArachnoGod
Old Timer
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Did you try using the search function of the site? If so, what did or didn't work about it?
 

EulersK

Arachnonomicon
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I just got some springtails in the mail today. As others have said, it needs to be at least damp for them to survive. They actually have gills, remember that.
 
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