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Re: unkown in a whiteworm culture
Springtails. Hexapod Arthropods from the order Collembola. Not sure if
they still belong to the Class Insecta as current evolutionary biologists
consider them from a diferent branch of the evolutionary tree leading to
insects as we know them... They also make good fish food for surface
feeders. Collecting them is a pain as they are spring loaded and
bouncearound when disturbed..
>I recently bought a whiteworm culture a have noticed hundreds of small white
>termite like additions in the soil mixture.I was wondering what i have. They
>are about 2mm in length and 1/2 mm in diameter .they have a pair of antenna
>and legs. Also when the soil is disturbed they look as though they can jump.
>Any help in identifying them would be appreciated .
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Mach T. Fukada
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Macintosh Computer and Agriculture/Aquaculture Consulting
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