Belted Springtail

Orchesella cincta

10 mixed: $15 (Contact for availability)
30 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability)
100 mixed: $80 (Contact for availability)

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 5 mm.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Dry.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Dog Food and yeast.
  • Locality: Livonia, Michigan.

These lovely, floofy springtails are a double display of size and color! At around a third their max size the unicolor immatures start to show their characteristic banding, and by full size the contrast of antennae and abdominal bands on undamaged adults is truly a sight! This species tends to prefer dry, well-ventilated air with deeper substrate moisture. If conditions are dry, large aggregations of mixed sizes will occur near moisture. If there is a sudden moisture increase, they will spread out and molt rapidly to adulthood. This can be used to carefully grow large colonies quickly.