Guess I forgot to update this. 333 days Ooops!
There are sooooooo many of them.
Locally on CL
I did post them for sale, right around the time of the virus issue and have received zero people asking me for some.
Months ago, I gave away 2 or 3 cultures/ groups to people from the CAS group. When I was talking to people who were interested in learning more.
There are 2 starter cultures Powder Orange of around 20+ and a very large colony.
One thing I think is the Springtails probably like it a little more damp than is is in my Isopod containers. The terrarium and jars with moss and plants see to be okay for the Isopods.
So I culture them in 2 deli containers with charcoal pieces (like small bits of lump charcoal and or aquarium carbon) and water 1/8-1/4 inch of dechlorinated water.
I add fish food into the containers, and a slice or 1/2 slice if its big, of organic mushroom 1 or 2 times per month.
Springtails will eat up molding leaves so if I find that in the terrarium I will add it in there.
Mostly I use
Hikari Seaweed Extreme
" Crab Cuisine
New Life Spectrum Probiotix small pellets
Other misc shrimp food samples I have on hand and am using up.
Hikari Carnivoire pellet
Seaweed sheets small pieces
For the isopods add in a few bits of veggie peelings too when I remember.
The Springtails just somehow keep multiplying.
It is a very useful way to keep a (glass) container planting, or terrarium cleaned up! A cool little ecosystem.
Purchased about 4 cups of the specialist substrate ABG which works well for Isopods from a shop as they were out of the prebagged /retail bag and used theirs from their bulk stock for their reptiles and other creatures.
I had been collecting misc. bargain, clearance items for terrariums, orchids, paludariums and vivariums when they were available.
So I used
a big bunch of my home collected 2 kinds of Oak leaves and Maple leaves, some crushed and some mainly whole.
Orchid potting mix - lots of barky pieces
Torn up sphagnum moss lots of it
I will have to recall what else.
All mixed up though and it is wonderful.
Use charcoal and Hydroton on the bottom. just over half full of the substrate. Then cork bark, old decaying wood pieces if available, and large leaves and a chunk of wood sticks for them to crawl on. They love the cork bark for breeding hangout, and chillin.