seeding with springtails for mold control?!
I'm experiencing mold in my vivarium for my Brazilian Rainbow Boa. it does appear that the combination of live plant vivarium and a BRB requiring super high humidity, makes for a bit of a challenge when it comes to mold management. I fed the plants using an organic fertilizer and didn't filter out the solids after making the water mix. the solids stayed at the surface and promptly began to mold. the enclosure has a bit of a musty smell and so naturally I'm concerned about mold management long term and keeping the reptile free of respiratory infection. I have not had luck finding a fan that is sprecifically designed to handle 80+ % humidity and am considering trying a USB computer fan for ventilation. in the mean time I'm relying on a high output bubbler pump piping air to one end and drawing from the other.
I got the bright idea to do a search on mold control in terrariums and found that seeding with sprintails can help, as they dine on mold and other detritus. but are they a good idea in a live vivarium with a snake? I am wondering if they would be compatible with my BRB? if anyone has experience with this, your feedback would be much appreciated!