I've recently been on quite the springtail craze and I've collected two more interesting species since I last posted! The first species is Orchesella cincta, a springtail belonging to the same genus as the titanic species I most recently posted about, Orchesella villosa. This species is arguably more beautiful than O.villosa displaying amazing contrast between the lime green stripe, which goes across the middle of their abdomen, and the very dark body color of the black morph individuals. Despite their (arguably) superior looks, this species only grows to about 2/3 the size of its cousin. I currently have my nearly twenty individuals set-up in a 32 oz. plastic container with a number of toothpick holes in the lid. They are being kept on a substrate of moist coconut fiber, which I sprinkle yeast over(for feeding) and have a layer of crumbled dead leaves on top of. Besides that, I also have a couple whole leaves in there to serve as additional hides.
Here's some pics of them and their springtail house. :)
Here's some pics!
|Hypogastrura sp. enclosure|
Here 'ya go!
In closing I just wanted to announce that All About Insects Blog now has its very own Facebook page!!! It's been something that I've wanted to create ever since I joined FB a few months ago, but just got around to it recently. If any of you ever want to give it a look, you can find it at this link here:
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to check out another one of my blog posts and I'll see you guys next time, goodbye!😊