Isopod Enclosure

For everything isopod - breeding, keeping, and as clean up crews. Also known as pill bugs and rolly-pollies!
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Re: Isopod Enclosure

Post by GotButterflies » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:54 pm

Stella wrote:
GotButterflies wrote:Honestly Stella...I think you are putting too much thought into it. The first time I tried to breed these guys...I did the EXACT same thing as you. I'm not kidding. I used to spray the tank for them...feed them daily, and yes, I had a heater for the tote as well. Now, they live in a large tote that is 50-60 gallons. It has eco earth in the bottom of it. filled with cork bark, oak twigs, oak leaves, cuttle bone, egg shells, coarse oyster shell. I open it once a week to feed them organic carrots, oatmeal and apples, The heat from those things breaking down or getting eaten is plenty - seriously - I feel heat hit my face when I open it. The tote just already has moisture from being closed. They are multiplying like crazy in there...so I'm doing something right.

Edit: I do also throw moss in there.
Pictures of your isopod tote?
I think I am overthinking it, but I only made it nice so I can maneuver through to get some out when I need them.


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Once they start breeding it will be easy to get them out as you need them. Believe me - they will make home under the wood pieces. Then you can just pick the wood pieces up and they are on those! They LOVE cholla too - but I won't but cholla in my tote - LOL.
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Re: Isopod Enclosure

Post by piratetoothgir » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:56 pm

I have about 150 of them now, and that’s not counting the tiny babies running around. I have about 500 babies now.

What do you want me to change or do?


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Re: Isopod Enclosure

Post by piratetoothgir » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:09 pm

Okay, I made some changes, and I think it looks great.
I am not going to change anything else.
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Re: Isopod Enclosure

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:07 am

You should have about 150~ I sent you about that many! Looks great- just add leaves, carrots, apples! Why do you have the separate container?


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Re: Isopod Enclosure

Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:10 am

GotButterflies wrote:You should have about 150~ I sent you about that many! Looks great- just add leaves, carrots, apples! Why do you have the separate container?


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I have more than that probably, because I collected over 100 where I live.
I will add the leaves really soon, I actually gave them a bit of almond leaf for now.

The smaller container is for wild ones, and the other side is for yours. Each side has a lot in there! Although, there are some mixed between the two.


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Re: Isopod Enclosure

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:27 pm

Stella wrote:
GotButterflies wrote:You should have about 150~ I sent you about that many! Looks great- just add leaves, carrots, apples! Why do you have the separate container?


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I have more than that probably, because I collected over 100 where I live.
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While I have 6 :?
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Re: Isopod Enclosure

Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:01 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:While I have 6 :?
That number would eventually produce a lot more in the future.
I have about 150 adults, and over two thousand new babies.
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Re: Isopod Enclosure

Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:04 pm

Stella wrote:
AwesomeHermit wrote:While I have 6 :?
That number would eventually produce a lot more in the future.
I have about 150 adults, and over two thousand new babies.
Well, now after moving them to a 10 gallon, I learned that two moms are pregnant!
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