Calcium Clay Springtail Cultures – as low as $5.50 per culture

5.00 out of 5
(7 customer reviews)


Mature cultures of temperate springtails on calcium bearing clay in 8 oz deli cups.
All cultures were started at least 5-6 weeks prior to shipping and will be at full production when they arrive.
Collecting springtails to feed your animals is so much easier with clay cultures than traditional charcoal cultures; just flip it over and tap! The clay media will stick to the container while springtails drop out.

Please be aware of weather conditions before placing your order. If ordering when temperatures are high or well below freezing, consider having your box held for pick-up at your PO using this link:, or be certain that the box will be taken inside immediately upon arrival…

Springtail Orders Ship MONDAY, TUESDAY, and SATURDAY, via USPS Priority Mail.  Upon receiving your order we always strive to ship by the next shipping day.

Please click here and familiarize yourself with our shipping policies and live arrival guarantee before placing an order. 

To purchase more than 70 cultures, please contact us for availability and a shipping quote.



Feeding out is quick and easy – just turn up the cup and tap out the springtails. Every order comes with detailed instructions on caring for and making the most of your cultures.  When maintained properly, these cultures reliably produce copious numbers of springtails for many months.

Our cultures contain over 200% of the livable surface area compared to similar clay cultures in the same size containers. We take the time to carefully spread the clay up the sides of each culture. We also apply the clay in a way to produce plenty of texture (mountains and valleys if you’re a springtail) to further increase productive living area. These extra steps improve culture productivity and longevity.


We also offer Calcium Bearing Clay Springtail Media along with our cultures to make your own springtail cultures! The clay comes in powder form. 1 pound of clay will make about 5 cultures in 8 oz deli cups. We recommend using at least 3 oz of the clay powder to make one 8 oz culture for longer lasting, more productive cultures. Each order with the clay media comes with instructions on how to make springtail cultures.

7 reviews for Calcium Clay Springtail Cultures – as low as $5.50 per culture

  1. 5 out of 5

    Twan Leenders (verified owner)

    Frog & Frond’s springtail cultures are hands-down the best ones available. Booming upon arrival, and still going strong months later. You cannot go wrong with these!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Eric (verified owner)

    These springtail cultures are absolutely booming. Easily the most packed springtail cultures I have purchased & at a great price, highly recommend!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Heather LePior (verified owner)

    I have tried a quite a few different places for springtail cultures and these are by far the best of the best! Not only are they priced the best. You will never get a springtail culture that isn’t anything but BOOMING when they arrive. I will not order from anyone else. Frog and Frond is amazing!!

  4. 5 out of 5


    These are fantastic. INFINITELY superior to the charcoal/water cultures.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chris (verified owner)

    Awesome cultures and wonderful customer service!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Krystyna (verified owner)

    Just the absolute best! I went to my local pet shop for a springtail culture and they charged me $21 for a teeny tiny culture with barely any springtails in it.

    I was recommended to Josh’s business by a friend and I was blown away by my first order of springtails. There were THOUSANDS. And they repopulate so quickly. I went back and ordered 6 more and I plan on buying their clay as well.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tristan Calamita

    I was so sick of buying dinky little springtail cultures from Petsmart with hardly anything in them, and after searching for awhile I’ve finally hit a winner. These cultures were fairly priced, shipped well, shipped FAST, and absolutely teeming. Thank you Frog & Frond!

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