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***Bioactive Desert/Semi-Arid Enclosure *Bug Den Kit* with Clean Up Crew

***Bioactive Desert/Semi-Arid Enclosure *Bug Den Kit* with Clean Up Crew

Regular price $39.00 USD
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 *If your temperature is under 40F or above 80F, box must be held for pick up for live arrival guarantee.  Even if you will be home to receive the package, these are live animals and cannot survive extreme temperatures in a hot or cold delivery vehicle all day.  Live arrival guaranteed for the count purchased.  It does not include any extras that may be sent.  Please read full shipping policy.

Hold for pick up can be requested by typing HOLD in text box below the "quantity" button.  Your order will be held for pick up at your local post office.

Check out our natural decor - Seed pods, leaf litter, moss, and other botanicals and bioactive natural decor ship free with CUCs, isopods, and springtails.

This bug den bioactive clean-up crew kit contains:

*One small piece of natural cork bark (approximately 3"x4")

*Approximately 10 grams of dry sphagnum moss (a large handful)

*A quart of leaf litter (varies upon availability but is usually sea grape, palm leaves, and live oak leaves)

*One culture of 20+ Trichorhina tomentosa Dwarf White isopods

*15+ P. pruinosus Party Mix isopods

*8 oz. culture of a mixture of semi-arid species of springtails on substrate.  

This combo pack will provide the essential microfauna for your bioactive enclosure.  These are safe and appropriate for most desert/semi-arid reptiles.  This kit is intended for 25- to 50-gallon enclosures.  If your enclosure is over 60 gallons, please see the listing for 60+gallon enclosures.

Other isopods/springtails that do well in semi-arid bioactive enclosures include any P. pruinosus (Powder Blue, Orange,  Oreo Crumble, Orange Cream, Red Koi, Lepidocyrtus Cinereus 24K,  Seira dowlingi Silver, Coecobrya communis Tropical/Pink. and P. laevis Gray/Dairy Cow/Milkback/Orange/White; however, use caution when using P. laevis them as a clean-up crew with small animals as they enjoy protein, and there is always a rare chance P. laevis could injure small animals if the isopods are not provided enough leaves or supplemental food such as veggie scraps and dried protein such as mealworms or fish flake.  


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