Slings and Isopods?

EightLeggedFreaks

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I'm looking to add Isopods and Springtails to my more humid sling enclosures, such as H.Gigas and my chilobrachys species. I'm probably going to use dwarf whites as they are pretty small. I'm going to assume that some of them are going to get eaten by the slings, but other then that, will I have any problems with them disturbing the T's? Is there a downside to introducing them into the enclosures?
 

basin79

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Spot cleaning and springtails. Obviously leave a little for the springtails to eat.
 

basin79

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I was hoping to set up live vivariums at some point. Especially for the h.gigas with a pond and live plants. Obviously down the road.
Nowt stopping you. The isopods would drown in the pond anyway. Springtails will just skip across the surface.
 

Royalty

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Slings do eat them. I used as feeders for a couple of my smaller ones. I would not think a t would like them in there much tho, even if it did not eat them it might still be bothersome.
 

Royalty

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Springtails do make excellent cleanup crews tho. Pokie made a big poopie on the front of the enclosure and the springtails cleaned it up within a day. (they do not reach all the way up the sides but they were able to get to this one)
 

Trenor

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I've never used them in any of my enclosures. In my Chilobrachys enclosure I just spot clean and call it good. I've not had any issues and I've had them for several years that way.
 
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