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A few weeks back I found some small animals on some fungi I had collected.  They appear to be three different species of springtail. (Collembola). 

[Note added 2012-12-25: They were actually on the Xylaria longipes shown here.  I have since also found them on Xylaria hypoxylon.  Maybe there is an association between Collembola and Xylaria spp or with the places that Xylaria spp grow?]

Springtails are arthropods but are not classed as insects.

Specimens collected in the Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading, UK on 2012-12-09.

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