Isopod

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

Post by SlurExe97 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:08 pm

About a month ago I caught isopods from my backyard (and one that somehow made it indoors by itself?), because I thought it would be interesting to be able to observe them for a while. Today I noticed this... Never thought they would breed this quickly, especially since I didn't have soil setup - a small plastic box on my desk (mom doesn't want pets in the house), lined with tissue paper to retain humidity, covered with leaf litter and vegetable scraps. I will be releasing them all (5 in total), since it would be bad to let them reproduce here.

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Edit: By the way, what happened to the orange site layout?

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Post by soilentgringa » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:15 am

SlurExe97 wrote:About a month ago I caught isopods from my backyard (and one that somehow made it indoors by itself?), because I thought it would be interesting to be able to observe them for a while. Today I noticed this... Never thought they would breed this quickly, especially since I didn't have soil setup - a small plastic box on my desk (mom doesn't want pets in the house), lined with tissue paper to retain humidity, covered with leaf litter and vegetable scraps. I will be releasing them all (5 in total), since it would be bad to let them reproduce here.

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Edit: By the way, what happened to the orange site layout?
Tapatalk probably updated. The webforum itself has a blue color scheme.

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Post by wodesorel » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:23 am

SlurExe97 wrote:Edit: By the way, what happened to the orange site layout?
phpBB has updated two or three times since then. I miss it, too!!

Nice to see you again. :)

Amazing pic!!
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Post by SlurExe97 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:14 pm

I've missed a lot then - nice to see some familiar faces still here! Haven't had any hermits since moving to Canada, but rediscovered this forum when I found these little guys. It's cool how they carry around mini versions of themselves.

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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:44 pm

Incredible picture! I have a ton of these guys - and have never looked at the bottom of one this close!! Thank you for sharing!
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Post by AwesomeHermit » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:01 pm

Within a week of only having six I already have 2 moms pregnant!
2 Clypeatus
Goodbye my little E. See you soon.
Bye Fred. You lasted almost 4 years with me. Hope you're with my E now!
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Re: Isopod

Post by SlurExe97 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:02 pm

Smartphone cameras are incredibly powerful these days - that's what I'm using to take my pictures. Stick a magnifier up to the lens and shoot away, although it's hard to get clear pics. Needs lots of light and steady hands! Either way, it's a good alternative to a microscope if you don't have one.

That is incredibly quick. I thought they'd like to get adjusted to their new environment first, but it appears they don't really care.

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