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Ponerine's springtails


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#1 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 5 2020 - 2:36 PM

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Springtails:

 

Entomobrya unostrigata

Entomobrya atrocincta

Seira sp. 13

Sinella curviseta

Neanura muscorum

Cyphoderidae sp.

Unidentified pink Hypogastruridae sp.

Unidentified green Hypogastruridae sp.

Unidentified blue Hypogastruridae sp.

Isotomurus sp.

Isotomurus sp.

Lepidocyrtus sp.

Willowsia sp.

Onychiuridae sp.

Onychiuridae (Onychiurus?) sp.

Unidentified purple entomobryomorpha sp.

Unidentified green isotomoidea sp.

Arrhopalitidae sp.

Unidentified silvery purple entomobryidae sp.

Dicyrtomidae sp.

 

Past:

Tomocerus sp.

Assorted unidentified Dicyrtomidae sp.

Assorted unidentified entomobryomorpha sp.

Assorted unidentified poduromorpha sp.

 

 

 

New Onychiuridae(might be the genus Onychiurus)springtail found under half submerged rocks by a pond. Not sure if these will need a special marshy setup, so I'm just keeping them in a box of liverwort from the same spot for now instead of my mixed culture.

 

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#2 Offline TechAnt - Posted October 5 2020 - 2:39 PM

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#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 6 2020 - 2:18 AM

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I collected one of the huge black springtails I mentioned earlier. It has lighter bands, long antennae, and a shiny look to it. I only gathered one, unfortunately.

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#4 Offline AntsDakota - Posted October 7 2020 - 6:16 AM

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These look like little aliens......


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#5 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 7 2020 - 6:37 AM

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These look like little aliens......

 

but they look really cool next to those exotic green plants. 


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#6 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 8 2020 - 2:08 PM

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These look like little aliens......

 

but they look really cool next to those exotic green plants. 

 

Those are liverworts, I find them in muddy habitats along creeks.


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#7 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 8 2020 - 2:15 PM

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Lepidocyrtus being Lepidocyrtus.

 

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#8 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 12 2020 - 4:14 PM

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Love seeing my little spaghetti bugs come out and feed like a wave of destruction.

 

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Grain mites are fun too, Christmas baubles of famine.

 

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#9 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 13 2020 - 2:13 PM

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A second Isotomurus species, much smaller and darker.

 

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Any photos of globular springtails? And how do you tell them apart from mites at first glance?


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#11 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 14 2020 - 2:50 PM

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Any photos of globular springtails? And how do you tell them apart from mites at first glance?

Elbowed antennae, large compound eyes, 2 body segments, jump, leggier than most mites.


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#12 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 15 2020 - 10:57 PM

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Question-

I used to keep a fire skink, and his water dish would always be covered with a layer of these small white springtails. I usually dumped them out, but they always came back. Any ideas why?


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#13 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 16 2020 - 6:03 AM

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i think it is impossible to get rid of all of the springtails


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#14 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 16 2020 - 2:55 PM

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They live elsewhere in the tank, not just the water dish.



#15 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 20 2020 - 6:22 PM

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#16 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 21 2020 - 8:24 AM

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Love seeing my little spaghetti bugs come out and feed like a wave of destruction.

 

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what species are these and where can i find them they are so cute


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#17 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 21 2020 - 12:27 PM

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Love seeing my little spaghetti bugs come out and feed like a wave of destruction.

 

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what species are these and where can i find them they are so cute

 

Sinella curviseta are the white ones, commonly sold online. Greys are Entomobrya unostrigata, very common in urban environments along sidewalks and under flat debris. Blues are Lepidocyrtus, found on rotting wood and fungi.



#18 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 5 2020 - 7:08 PM

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Found some interesting globulars today, which I suspect to be in the family arrhopalitidae.

 

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#19 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 6 2020 - 12:56 PM

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I collected a ton more arrhopalitidae, hopefully these will be the first globs I culture successfully.

 

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Also found a few other globs, which are probably all various life stages of the usual dicyrtomidae.

 

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Tiniest springtail I've ever seen!

 

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Collected a few of these silvery purple entomobryidae.

 

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#20 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 15 2020 - 5:19 PM

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Found some interesting dark blue hypogastrurids today, they're big for their group.

 

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