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Old 23-08-2011, 01:05 PM
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Default How to keep tropical woodlice and Springtails

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I just received a springtail and tropical woodlice cultures
Springtails are Seira sp and the woodlice are Trichorhina tomentosa.

These are my first cultures ever and i have no idea how to take care of them (feeding, temp, hygro)
Can anyone help?
The only thing i know is that the woodlice will take about 2 months to establish properly..

And is there a trick to get the springtails out of their box to feed my scorplings?
I have a sheet of black paper and plan on shaking the lid over it. How does that sound?

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Old 23-08-2011, 02:08 PM
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Big bucket, coir, orchid bark and leaf mould, mix it all up and dump in the cultures. Chuck in whatever you're feeding them till it gets established.

Few bit of lump-wood charcoal on the surface, springtails will congregate on them, just pick them up and knock them into the tubs.
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Thank you!
A piece of Charcoal?
Awesome tip!

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A piece of Charcoal?
Awesome tip!

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I use a small piece of cork bark for the same purpose.
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