Livefoods and Vivarium Plants

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LIVEFOOD CULTURES                                                                          
 Updated 12/05/2021
 
We have a number of livefood species available for amphibian keepers.
All livefoods are sent via Royal Mail 1st Class postage, well packaged and labelled.
We cannot however guarantee the survival of tropical feeder species during cold weather.
Collection in person is welcome too.
 
If you would like a culture guide for our livefoods please click on the name of the livefood concerned.
 
Trade prices also available - please email info@frogsandfood.co.uk for details
 
PLEASE NOTE PRICES ARE NOT INCLUSIVE OF P&P
 
 
 
Fruit Flies (£4.00 per culture)  
Cultures are in reusable 32 oz plastic pots.
 
Drosophila melanogaster - a small, vestigal winged (flightless) fruit fly ideal for newly morphed amphibians and small amphibian species, as well as mantids, spiders, scorpions and carnivorous plants.
 
Drosophila hydei - a large fruit fly suitable for small amphibians, mantids, spiders, scorpions and carnivorous plants. We can provide the standard and golden forms.
 
 
Weevil Cultures (£3 per culture)
 
Bean/Cowpea Weevil (Callosobruchus maculatus) - an easily cultured weevil requiring little care and explosively breeds given correct temperatures. Suitable for small amphibians, mantids, spiders, scorpions and carnivorous plants. Usefulback up culture in case of fruit fly culture crashes.  
 
Grain Weevil (Sitophilus granarius) -  an easily cultured weevil requiring little care and explosively breeds given correct temperatures. Raised on grains such as pearl barley it is smaller than the bean weevils and so is suitable for small amphibians, mantids, spiders, scorpions and carnivorous plants that are too small to take bean weevils. Useful back up culture in case of fruit fly culture crashes.
 
Beetle Cultures (£4 per culture)
 
Confused Flour Beetle (Tribolium confusum) - not cultured for the bitter tasting beetles but their larvae. These small larvae (~6mm long) are like extremely small mealworms and are readily taken by frogs. Easily cultured on a flour based medium.
 
 
Springtail Cultures (£4 per standard culture, XL 2L cultures £10)
 
Tropical Springtails (Seira sp.) - a small (up to 4mm) white tropical species from South America. Prolific breeders once established and easily maintained. Excellent food for newly morphed and juvenile amphibians and thumbnail dart frogs. Can also be used very effectively as tank custodians in live planted vivaria. Also available in 2L cultures - £10. Larger 9L cultures also available. 
   
 
Tropical Woodlice Cultures (£4.50 per culture,XL 2L cultures £10 unless stated otherwise) 
 
Dwarf Tropical Woodlice (Trichorhina tomentosa) - a small (up to 5mm) white tropical woodlice species from South America. Prolific breeders although take longer to establish than springtails but easily maintained. The soft bodied woodlice can be used as adults or juveniles for amphibians and invertebrates. Can also be used very effectively as tank custodians in live planted vivaria. 
 
Panamanian Brown Tropical Woodlice (Trichorhina species) - a fast moving brown South American species growing up to 10mm. Stays mainly on surface of substrate and productive. Can be used as a feeder species and as a tank custodian.  

Cuban Grey Woodlice (Pseudarmadillo species)  - a large, fast moving species from Cuba growing up to 18mm. Similar in appearance to our native woodlice but paler and more prolific in its native tropical conditions. Large enough not to be eaten by dart frog species but make very effective tank custodians. CUBAN GREY CULTURES £5 EACH
 
Giant Spanish Orange Woodlice (Porcellio scaber)
 Large orange morph of the European species Porcellio scaber. Fast breeding and an excellent vivarium custodian. Has been suggested to help keep Nemertean infestations under control. GIANT ORANGE CULTURES £7.50 EACH.

Waxworm Cultures (£5.00 per culture)  
 
Lesser Waxmoth (Achroae grisella) - smaller than the more widely cultured and used greater waxmoth, their larvae can be used as a treat for smaller amphibians, such as dart frogs and newts. Although high in protein and calcium they are also fatty and so should be used sparingly. 
 
Extra Large lesser waxworm cultures in tall ventilated containers also available in small numbers. Please email for availability. 
 
Waxmoth Culturing medium - nutritious culture medium that will produce large numbers of waxwoms. Please email for availablilty and prices. 500g bag - £5
 
 
Worm Cultures (£3.00 per culture) 
 
Microworm (Panagrellus sp) - these are non-parasitc nematodes. Easily cultured and used to feed fish fry (bettas, gourami, angelfish, barbs, danios and tetra) as well as amphibian larvae (particularly caudate larvae, hymenochirus and dart frog tadpoles).
Starter cultures also available for £1.50
 
White Worms (Enchytraeus albidus) - this non-parasitic worm species grows from 1 to 3cm and are an excellent food for advanced hyenochirus and caudate larvae, newly morphed  and adult amphibians as well as fish such as discus. Easily cultured on a soil/peat based mixture. 
 
 
Aquatic Cultures (£2.00 per culture)
 
Vinegar Eels (Turbatrix aceti) - these are small non-parasitic nematodes. Easily cultured and survive a long time in water and so are ideal feeders for fish fry and for live-feeder amphibian larvae (notably caudates and hymenochirus).
 
 
 
We can provide culturing instructions for all species offered and a selected number of other species. Please email info@frogsandfood.co.uk for information.
 
 
PLANTS


 
We stock plants suitable for tropical vivaria and bottle gardens as well as houseplants. These include rooted and epiphytic bromeliads, java moss, foliage plants, ficus species and other climbing/trailing plants. 



We also stock a wide variety of temperate, subtropical and tropical carnivorous plants including sundews, butterworts and bladderworts.



For available plants please see our eBay page https://ebay.co.uk/usr/plantsandbugs


If you have a specific plant species you are looking for please email us at info@frogsandfood.co.uk for availability and prices.