1. Container-We use large 5-6 quart clear Tupperware/Rubbermaid/Sterilite containers.
3. Water free from Chlorine – Chlorine will slow the rate of production. You can use distilled, RO, spring, etc.
|Order a starter culture of Springtails||If you want the springtails to colonize in your tanks, just dump the culture in your tank or drain off some water from the culture into the terrarium.|
|Fill the Tupperware 3/4 full of charcoal and dump in the starter culture|
|Spray down the culture until there is 1/2 to 1 inches of water in the bottom of the container.||Humidity is the key. The springtails don’t need to swim, but keeping water in their container keeps the humidity up.|
|Put the lid on.||No ventilation is needed.|
|Every couple of days add Springtail food and spray down cultures as water evaporates.||Make sure the water level is not too high. The springtails will not utilize any of the charcoal that is under water.|
|Springtail culture stinks||
|Springtails are dead||