What is the difference between clay and charcoal cups?
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Charcoal starter cultures are sent with a smaller amount of springtails sent on natural charcoal to continue culturing them or to add to your bio-active enclosure. You can just mix in the whole culture, charcoal, water, and all into your substrate. Many customers prefer charcoal as a medium to grow springtails because the springtails tend to float, but the charcoal doesn't. Because of that, you can add more water to the culture so they float to the top and then pour them right into your vivarium if you don't want to add or mix in the charcoal.
Blooming cultures have many more springtails ready to use and is drier. They are grown on clay and can be extremely lightly misted every few days. Do not over water the clay! The springtails can be fed by sprinkling on a tiny amount of Brewer's Yeast when its been consumed. They come with hundreds of springtails ready to use.
Either way, you can keep your population breeding in your vivarium by feeding them every few weeks with a very fine sprinkling of baker's yeast or some grains of rice. we also sell Repashy Morning Wood that they thrive on as well:
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