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Dec 29, 2017 10:45 |  #1

On a puddle on a compost bin lid. Ceratophysella sp.

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Dec 29, 2017 11:41 |  #2

I’m jealous, not seen such a gathering for ages.


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Dec 29, 2017 14:36 |  #3

Wow cool capture Brian, together for warmth, mating??


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Dec 30, 2017 00:33 |  #4

racketman wrote in post #18528733 (external link)
I’m jealous, not seen such a gathering for ages.


Lester Wareham wrote in post #18528924 (external link)
Wow cool capture Brian, together for warmth, mating??

Thanks for the comments Toby and Lester.

Lester - think this is just an unfortunate accident. The springtails are normally around the rim of the compost bin under the lid. I think they must come out on top of the lid at night and then get stuck on the puddle of water that often forms there. Not certain why they come out though.

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