Springtails, Lilac


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Ceratophysella sp

Minimum: 20+ springtails

Enhance the cleanliness and ecological balance of your terrarium or vivarium with our Lilac Springtails (Ceratophysella sp). These tiny, efficient decomposers excel at breaking down organic matter and controlling mold, making them an essential addition to any bioactive habitat. Ideal for environments housing reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates, Lilac Springtails promote a healthier ecosystem.

Key Features:

  1. Efficient Decomposers: Lilac Springtails specialize in decomposing organic matter, such as decaying leaves, wood, and plant debris, ensuring a clean habitat.
  2. Mold Control: These springtails are highly effective at consuming mold and fungus, preventing harmful mold outbreaks in your enclosure.
  3. Nutrient Recycling: By breaking down organic material, they release essential nutrients back into the substrate, promoting robust plant growth.
  4. Non-Intrusive: Their small size and discreet nature ensure they won't disturb your terrarium or vivarium inhabitants.
  5. Resilient and Low-Maintenance: Lilac Springtails are hardy and easy to care for, thriving with minimal maintenance.


  • Species: Lilac Springtails (Ceratophysella sp)
  • Size: Tiny, usually around 0.5-1 mm in length
  • Habitat: Ideal for terrariums, vivariums, and other bioactive enclosures
  • Diet: Organic matter, mold, and decaying plant material
  • Quantity: Each order includes a healthy starter culture


  • Enhanced Cleanliness: Maintain a pristine environment by reducing organic waste and mold buildup.
  • Boosted Plant Health: Their nutrient cycling enriches the substrate, fostering healthy plant growth.
  • Natural Mold Control: Prevent mold-related issues by utilizing their mold-consuming capabilities.
  • Effortless Upkeep: Low-maintenance care requirements make them an easy addition to any bioactive setup.
  • Balanced Ecosystem: Support a self-sustaining and well-balanced ecosystem within your enclosure.


  • Terrariums: Use to keep your terrarium clean and support plant health.
  • Vivariums: Perfect for vivariums with reptiles, amphibians, or invertebrates, helping to control mold and organic waste.
  • Bioactive Setups: Essential for bioactive enclosures, contributing to nutrient cycling and decomposition.

Care Instructions:

  1. Introduction: Gently introduce the Lilac Springtails to your terrarium or vivarium by placing the culture container in the enclosure and allowing them to disperse naturally.
  2. Humidity: Maintain moderate to high humidity levels to ensure their survival and effectiveness.
  3. Substrate: Provide a moist substrate rich in organic matter, such as leaf litter, to support their diet and reproduction.
  4. Feeding: While they will primarily feed on existing organic matter, occasional supplementation with fish food flakes or yeast can help sustain their population.
  5. Monitoring: Regularly check the springtail population to ensure they are thriving and effectively managing waste and mold.

Order your Lilac Springtails today and create a clean, healthy, and balanced environment in your terrarium or vivarium, ensuring the well-being of your plants and animals.