Blended Sphagnopsida moss, Calcium (CaO) infused Hardwood oak pulp, tree fern fiber, and a hand-crafted Bio Active boost rich in important microbial populations, and minerals. Just add crushed CVS Vivarium Naturals leaves & CVS Premium Rotten Wood to the surface, and your millipedes & Isopods will thrive. The Defiant Forest has live Isopods for sale, and live Millipedes for sale, as well as live Springtails for sale. Bioactive Vivarium
CVS Vivarium Naturals -Rainbow Spike Moss, Selaginella uncinata
This Selaginella species is a great addition to any tropical terrarium or vivarium. Isopods for sale, Millipedes for sale, Springtails for sale. Bioactive Vivarium.
These unique & innovative springtail seeding discs are trouble free, inexpensive & disposable. Set them loose and throw it away. Only available at The Defiant Forest website.
Springtails (Collembola) Temperate & Tropical Environments / Seeding Discs
The absolute best grain free isopod nourishment anywhere. Packed with vital minerals & high in protein as well. TDF uses this product extensively in our commercial breeding facility.
CVS Iso-Thrive contains mineral ingredients which form crustacean structures & facilitate breeding and supreme health. CVS Iso-Thrive contains minerals such as:
Sodium 53.2 mg/g,
Potassium 47.5 mg/g,
Calcium 89.1 mg/g,
Magnesium 27.1 mg/g
Iron 39.4 mg/g
Phosphorus 21.8 mg/g,
Manganese 17.4 mg/g
CVS Iso-Thrive also contains Chitin, a complex carbohydrate similar to cellulose that makes up organic structures such as the cell walls of fungi and the exoskeletons of insects and all arthropods.
Protein - 32.06%
Calcium - 89.1 mg/g
Mineral composition analysis was performed according to A.O.A.C. method; within which Sodium (Na), Potassium (K) and Calcium (Ca) contents were determined by flame photometric method and Iron (Fe), Magnesium (Mg) and Manganese (Mn) were determined quantitatively by atomic absorption spectrophotometer. Phosphorus (P) was determined calorimetrically according to A.O.A.C. method3 .
(Not broken down bee pollen powder)
Pollen is quite a varied plant product rich in biologically active substances. 200 substances were found in the pollen grains from different plant species. In the group of basic chemical substances, there are proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and fatty acids, phenolic compounds, enzymes, and coenzymes as well as vitamins and bio elements.
Bio-elements are present, including macronutrients (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, and potassium) and micronutrients (iron, copper, zinc, manganese, silicon, and selenium).
Why are Biologically active micro-organisms important to isopods?
Terrestrial immigrants from the sea have to cope with two important nutritional problems: a shift in pathways of absorption, and the altered availability of nutrients. The more terrestrial species of littoral crustaceans switch to food as the main source of water and salts. No serious difficulties accompany the oral uptake of mobile ions, but the vegetarians amongst the immigrants are required to assume a new attitude with regard to the assimilation or heavier metals. Some important heavy elements, notably Copper and Zinc, are soluble in sea water but form rather intractable organic complexes in plant tissues. Herbivorous isopods on land are incapable of extracting copper directly from their primary food sources. To compensate for this shortcoming, help is enlisted from microorganisms, which render the copper present in ill-digested fecal material available to the crustaceans. Moreover, in terrestrial and intertidal herbivorous crustaceans—as compared with their marine relatives—the storage capacity of the hepatopancreas, as well as the efficiency of Copper-assimilation, is augmented; compartmentalization of Copper-storage is more rigorously carried through; the movements of Copper and Zinc within the body are more strictly regulated, copper, for example, being exchanged between different compartments in the course of endogenously or exogenously induced phases of the animal's life cycle.
This thick leaf will turn green when soaked in distilled or spring water overnight. Awesome ground cover leaf.
These super clean leaves are small, and make an amazing ground cover for any reptile vivarium. They have a thick cuticle and remain in good shape for months. Great addition to any amphibian vivarium. Bioactive Vivarium, Isopods for sale, Millipedes for sale.