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Old 25-07-2015, 01:00 PM
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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?
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Old 27-07-2015, 12:09 AM
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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
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Old 27-07-2015, 10:32 PM
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Ive been thinking about this and . . . . . NO CHANCE IN HELL THAT THE SPRINGTAILS WOULD SURVIVE in the conditions that the locusts need to live.
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Old 28-07-2015, 09:31 PM
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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?
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Old 28-07-2015, 11:42 PM
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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.
Its not exactly going to be an ecological disaster if it doesnt work.
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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.
Its not exactly going to be an ecological disaster if it doesnt work.
I absolutely agree!
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Old 30-07-2015, 04:11 PM
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ok thanks everyone. It was just an idea but I'll keep thinking then
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