For A Clean Vivarium, Add Springtails 


Springtails help keep your vivarium clean, meaning less time picking up after your animals.

These tiny insects live in the substrate of your vivarium and eat waste and mold while also digging tunnels to increase oxygen flow. That's why we call Springtails "Tank Janitors". 

Springtails are low maintenance. They ship in a 32 oz container filled with horticultural charcoal and water (springtails love water). Keep the springtails in this container with some food like our Spring to Life Springtail Food. That's all you have to do!

When you're ready to add the springtails to your vivarium, fill the container completely with water and pour the excess onto your substrate. Springtails float and will pour right into your vivarium with the water.

An added bonus - animals like to eat springtails. Dart frogs like to nibble on these guys as they walk past, making them a perfect snack. 

For care instructions read our Springtail Care Guide.

Interested in creating your own culture? Watch our "How to Culture Springtails" video on YouTube.

Buy Springtails to add to your vivarium right away!


Because springtails are live animals, we offer a generous Live Arrival Guarantee on all of our insects. Check out our 

Live Arrival Guarantee page to see how you’re covered during shipping.