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Sea Life & Aquarium Substrates

Sea life from the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 50 degree F salt water species. Gulf of Maine Inc. supplies sea life, beach plants, and aquarium substrates from Maine, collected by hand.

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Springtail (Anurida maritima)

Springtail (Anurida maritima)

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Common name:  marine springtail

Scientific name:  Anurida maritima

Locations:  intertidal feeding on barnacles

Seasonality:  available year round

Color:  deep blue-black

Size: 1/16”

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by the each

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Tidepool Tim says,  “Springtails are among the few insects that live on the beach, and they don’t take up much space. At their maximum, one might be 1/16" long. They’ll be noticed feeding on a barnacle as a group, deep blackish blue. Springtails have some super adaptations that allow them to be a marine species. Little hairs cover these creatures and repel water. The hairs are also useful for living on the surface tension of a tidepool. When the tide returns, they hide in crevices and breathe using air bubbles caught in their hairs.”