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Old 9th February 2019   #1
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Question Springtail Outbreak?

Hi

Just wanted to say loving this forum lots of great information to be gained and knowledge.

Long story short, my Fire salamander vivarium is fully bio active. Although the amount of springtails inside of the tank are really booming. They are everywhere.

Probably a silly question but will they harm the salamanders in numbers?

With the salamanders being terrestrial, will they get bothered by the springtails crawling over them or around them?

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Old 13th February 2019   #2
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I don't see why the salamander would be bothered. Springtails don't actively hunt out to jump on random animals so it shouldn't even be a problem. And the more the merrier, cause they help to eat all the salamander waste



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Old 14th February 2019   #3
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Default Re: Springtail Outbreak?

I wish I had that problem

I would not worry at all. The population will probably soon drop off once the organic matter they are feeding on becomes depleted.



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Old 18th February 2019   #4
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Default Re: Springtail Outbreak?

Both my terrariums are teeming with Springtails, doesn't seem to bother the salamanders one bit. I like looking in there and seeing it blooming with life.



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