Springtails... Should I be worried about them eating eggs?

ReignofInvertebrates

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I have springtails in my Platymeris biguttatus communal to clean food scraps, and being that all of my assassins recently matured, I would bet they will be producing eggs soon. Will the springtails be a problem?
 

ReignofInvertebrates

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Is it safe to transport/rotate the eggs without damaging them? I feel that it might be easier to maintain the humidity and account for the eggs if I move them to a separate container.
 

Arthroverts

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Yes, the eggs are very durable and handle transport, shifting, and shipping without issues.

Springtails generally won't eat the corpses of crickets or superworms quickly, so they might not be that useful if that's what you're hoping for. They will not bother the eggs however.

Thanks,

Arthroverts
 

mantisfan101

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Assassin bug eggs are as durable as phasmid eggs, even when they dessicate and dent a little bit they apparently seem to hatch...I don't think a few springtails would hurt them too much
 

scorpanok

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In my experience I get better hatch rates when I keep springtails with the eggs.
 
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