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worm-suggestion · 3 years ago
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mossworm · a year ago
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tiny lisa frank rhinoceros eating cookie
(Lepidocyrtus paradoxus springtails, music is memetchi work theme from tamagotchi corner shop 2)
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platycryptus · a year ago
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floating rafts of wiggly lil seashore springtails (Anurida maritima) in a tidepool
Maine, 9/15/19
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worm-suggestion · 3 years ago
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regarding ᴛʜᴇ ᴏʀʙ …  assessing ᴛʜᴇ ᴏʀʙ …
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mossworm · a year ago
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springtail's adventure
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fuckyeahfluiddynamics · 25 days ago
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Springtails Jump Off Water
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Springtails are tiny hexapods often found near water, where they execute their superpower: backflipping off the water's surface. (Image and video credit: Ant Lab/A. Smith) Read the full article
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onenicebugperday · 3 months ago
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Globular springtail, Bourletiella arvalis, Bourletiellidae, Collembola, Hexapoda
Springtails are a species of omnivorous, wingless hexapod (six-legged arthropods but not insects) found throughout the world in most habitats, especially in damp soil where they help with nutrient recycling. As their name implies, globular springtails are much more rounded than the usual long-bodied springtails. This species, Bourletiella arvalis, is found in North America and Europe.
Photos 1-2 by nomolosx, 3 by alexis_orion, 4 by keimwj, 5 by berkshirenaturalist, 6 by mrmacro, 7-8 by robidium, and gifs 9-10 by sloppydemon
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worm-suggestion · 3 years ago
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lovely little bilobella,
fat and soft vermillion fella,
pudgy round and very cute
along some rotting wood you scoot!
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mossworm · a year ago
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Extremely beautiful springtail, Lepidocyrtus paradoxus. Totally covered in iridescent scales - my photos do a poor job of capturing just how shiny this animal is.
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spirellity · a year ago
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here it finally is my isopod terrarium table!!
it's built from real spruce and pine wood, sealed with epoxy and pond liner and has a thick drainage layer. right now i have springtails and a colony of magic potion isopods living in it and they seem to really love all the space and moss. they also don't mind me knocking on the table or putting things down at all.
this took me so much time and money but we don't talk about that to build. it's my first complex carpentry project and i'm really happy with how it turned out!!
i love my table isopods would absolutely recommend putting isopods into your table
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Yellow Globular Springtail
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bedupolker · a year ago
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just an isopod and its springtail
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invertophiles · 5 years ago
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So much diversity, so little time...
This is a new genus of Pseudachorutinae springtail (a subfamily of Collembola) known from several sites in southeastern Australia. It’s quite large for a springtail at about 3-4 mm long yet, like so many springtail species and genera, remains undescribed because it belongs to one of the (supposedly) less charismatic groups of organisms. For me, this little beast is oozing and dripping charisma. Just look at the little Dumbo-the-elephant-like face!
Once you discover invertebrate diversity it’s hard to go back to the vertocentric side!
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mossworm · 2 months ago
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Gold springtail! Maybe if I find 30 I can get the big wallet!l
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catadromously · 2 years ago
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@worm-suggestion thank you for my life, aka neanuridae
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husband · 8 months ago
Your isopods are amazing but have you seen pink springtales?
I see your pink springtails and I raise you...
Purple springtails
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invertophiles · 4 years ago
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Possibly the World’s Most Common Predation Event...
Bdellid mites (Bdellidae) possibly have the best family name ever: how many other things can you think of that start with BD?
Bdellid mites are abundant in the environment all over the place and their prey, especially springtails (Collembola), are amongst the most numerous animals on the planet. So, it seems logical that bdellids preying on springtails would be billions of time more common than predation events you might be more familiar with: like a tiger catching a deer. It’s just that, at a millimetre long, mites and their behaviours are  just not quite so obvious.
Like so Many of the Little Things.
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paeonia-horse · 4 years ago
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Seashore springtails (Anurida maritima).
Thousands, maybe even millions of them were gathered in rock pools at the top of the shore. They were everywhere!
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onenicebugperday · 6 months ago
May I have a fun bug fact of your choosing?
Ants are the most numerous insect in the world! That’s not really surprising. 
However...springtails, which are hexapods but not insects, outnumber even ants considerably. In some areas, there are as many as 100,000 individuals per square meter of soil, or more! That’s a lot of friends. And they live all over the world, including areas that are uninhabitable by most living things, like Antarctica.
The earth has about 148,940,000,000,000 square meters of land...that’s a lot of places for springtails to live 😳
Let’s admire one...
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Fuzzy! Orchesella villosa by pierrebornand
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