FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by

Discussions about anything related to Venus Flytraps, cultivars and named clones

Moderator: Matt

By jetfire245
Posts:  155
Joined:  Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:03 pm
I've heard a lot about the benefits of springtails.

Is there any particular reason I would not want to release a bunch of them on my plants?

I'm wondering if it's like the lady bug and preying mantis situation where "they're good for your garden!" but they're either invasive or all leave because they don't like the environment.

I gotta say springtails kinda look cute.
User avatar
By NightRaider
Posts:  334
Joined:  Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:01 am
I had a colony spontaneously pop up in my pot of U. cornuta and never noticed any adverse effects on the plants, nor did they spread to any other pots that were a couple inches away. They may not do well in lfs because they stayed contained to the only pot in which I exclusively used peat dust/sludge. I'm not sure if they're still there now, but they were there in significant numbers for several months at least. I'd personally try to find a native species though, possibly by gathering some decomposing leaf litter which I'd expect would have decent odds of containing some.

You're OK to skip a dormancy here and there, espec[…]

New donor, new donation

complete with Spanish writing all over it :lol:[…]

How High Do You Hang Your Yescoms

For all of you who use yescom lights, how high do […]


Welcome to the forums. Nice username. :)

Trick or treat? Maybe both! https://uploads.tapat[…]

I dunno. Maybe it’s an old trucker’s[…]

Bog companion seed giveaway

I'm partial to the skiing part and the part where […]

Alright, goin out monday.

Support the community - Shop at!