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*SPRINGTAILS* Lepidocyrtus fimicolus "24K" F/K/A Lepidocyrtus cinereus 24K springtails *EXCELLENT ARID SPRINGTAIL*

*SPRINGTAILS* Lepidocyrtus fimicolus "24K" F/K/A Lepidocyrtus cinereus 24K springtails *EXCELLENT ARID SPRINGTAIL*

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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.

One of our favorite springtails for bioactive enclosures, isopod bins, and they work really well for feeding small reptiles.  These are a smaller species, about half the size of temperate isopods.  They reproduce well, and they are not crazy running around all of the isopods like the tropicals most people use in isopod bins.  Upon magnification they are iridescent.  24K can tolerate drier conditions.  You will not regret adding some 24K to your isopod bin or bioactive.  This is an 8oz. culture on a soil substrate that is at least three weeks old with over 100 springtails. Very limited quantities available.

IF YOU HAVE STRUGGLED TO KEEP SPRINGTAIL CULTURES GOING, THIS IS AN EASY TO KEEP SPECIES THAT DOESN'T DIE OFF LIKE TEMPERATE (folsomia) OR TROPICAL (coecobrya).  

These springtails are also very easy to feed out to small animals from the 8oz deli cup.  If you keep the cup full of substrate, the springtails crawl on the lid, and if you remove the lid carefully, there will be many springtails on the lid that can be just tapped off to feed small animals.

There are several magnified images that can be found online (not my photos) that show the coloring and iridescence. 

 

Humid/Tropical Springtails - Folsomia Candida,  Seira dowlingi Silver, Entomobrya confusa Compost Varicolor, Coecobrya communis "Sinella Tropical Pink", Lepidocyrtus fimicolus 24K, Pseudosinella alba Prospectors, Pseudosinella rolfsi Rutabaga Runners, Pseudosinella Sp. Bylas Ant, Priostoma minuta, Yuukianura aphoruroides Orange, Neanura Growae Florida Orange, Lobella CF Thai Red, Ceratophysella Sp. Yellow, Ceratophysella Sp. Lilac, Arrhhopalites caecus Globular Cave, Desoria trispinata Blue Velvet.

Semi-Arid Springtails - Coecobrya communis Sinella Tropical Pink, Seira dowlingi Silver, Entomobrya confusa Compost Varicolor, Entomobrya unostrigata Cotton Springtails, Lepidocyrtus fimicolus 24K, Arrhhopalites caecus Globular Cave.

 

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