Culturing Isopods - cheat sheet

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Re: Culturing Isopods - cheat sheet

Postby Philsuma » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:25 pm

"purple Isopods' from Costa Rica seem to really like mango, melon and other tropical fruitas slightly buried in the damp soil.

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Re: Culturing Isopods - cheat sheet

Postby Jungle_John » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:43 am

And cause of it now I'm going to read this care sheet!

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Re: Culturing Isopods - cheat sheet

Postby Philsuma » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:13 pm

Just got back from viewing a friends collection and he pointed to an unoccupied viv that all frogs had been removed from for about a week now. The STUNNING thing is that there were 'Costa Rican' tiny isopods all over the front glass. Froglet production in that tank was very good and now we all know why. Those fast producing isopods were an excellent food source and were breeding really well.

Microfauna is just so very, very important for all obligates.

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Re: Culturing Isopods - cheat sheet

Postby Jungle_John » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:56 pm

I need to get some isopods. I got some from a buddy but didn't realize the container was sealed and they died over night. I need to order some and give it a proper go. I like the oranges out there.

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Re: Culturing Isopods - cheat sheet

Postby Philsuma » Fri May 06, 2016 10:45 am

I highly recommend the 'tropical Costa Ricans'.

The 'giant orange' are too big and there have been multiple reports of them 'acting up' when large. They are just a little too large and the smaller tropical ones are much better suited for our purposes.


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