White Ant Springtail

Cyphoderus similis


12 mixed: $5 (Contact for availability)
60 mixed: $20 (Not Available)

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 2 mm.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Dog food, Yeast.
  • Locality: Dearborn, Michigan.

The white ant springtail is a common resident of ant colonies and is suspected to have expanded from its previous South American range into North America. This species can be hit-and-miss as a roach clean-up crew, but fortunately is quite proficient at reproducing outside an ant nest if provided plenty of food. Its bright, white color and tendency to skitter on top of objects makes it an ideal feeder for small predators. This species is susceptible to mite outbreaks but sturdy if colonies are kept crowded.