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melgallagher 25-07-2015 01:00 PM

Will sprintails eat locust eggs?
 
Hi
I am thinking of using ecoearth for my locust colony and wondered if I put springtails in there to help keep it clean would they consume the locust eggs?

PeterUK 27-07-2015 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by melgallagher (Post 12229875)
Hi
I am thinking of using ecoearth for my locust colony and wondered if I put springtails in there to help keep it clean would they consume the locust eggs?

No, not unless the eggs are bad and mouldy

PeterUK 27-07-2015 10:32 PM

Ive been thinking about this and . . . . . NO CHANCE IN HELL THAT THE SPRINGTAILS WOULD SURVIVE in the conditions that the locusts need to live.

melgallagher 28-07-2015 09:31 PM

thanks
 
what about tropical springtails? My locusts are in a small exoterra atm with a 40W heat bulb suspended over it. They currently lay in pots of damp sand but a female must've lived long enough to lay eggs in the plant pots of earth in my beardy viv where they hatched a few days ago. which got me thinking about using a bioactive setup for the locusts instead?

PeterUK 28-07-2015 11:42 PM

No.
Locust will need it hot and dry whereas springtails need it damp and humid.

If you think it will work, why not give it a go. :D
Its not exactly going to be an ecological disaster if it doesnt work.

ZOO CENTRE 30-07-2015 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterUK (Post 12231646)
No.
Locust will need it hot and dry whereas springtails need it damp and humid.

If you think it will work, why not give it a go. :D
Its not exactly going to be an ecological disaster if it doesnt work.

I absolutely agree! :)

melgallagher 30-07-2015 04:11 PM

thanks
 
ok thanks everyone. It was just an idea but I'll keep thinking then :)


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