Upgraded the isopods

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Upgraded the isopods

Post by piratetoothgir » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:04 pm

I switched from a huge 26 gallon tote, and into these sterlite stacking bins! :)
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I have all three bins filled with ee and play sand mixed with calcium carbonate powder. There’s also moss, oak wood branches, cholla wood, and some fish netting.

I also have cuttlebone for them :)


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Post by NLindsey921 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:05 pm

Is that for the isopods I gave you?

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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:32 pm

Just an fyi - Isopods can crawl out of that. They crawl to the top of my totes all of the time. You really should use locking lids with them. Also - that is not going to keep the humidity in for them.
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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:33 pm

NLindsey921 wrote:Is that for the isopods I gave you?

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Funny...I gave him isopods too...a lot of them!
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Post by NLindsey921 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:38 pm

Yeah I gave him some dwarf white ones when I gave him the crabs. It didn't feel right to just throw them out. They are a living creature.

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Post by piratetoothgir » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:53 pm

I put all of your dwarf whites into my 55, they are doing very well there!
The wood is not taller than the containers, so I don't know how they'd climb out if there's nothing to reach from.
I'll go ahead and get some lids onto these things! :)
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Post by ciaraalston » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:49 am

WOW! That's a lot of isopods! You starting a company? :hlol:
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Post by GotButterflies » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:41 am

Mine climb the plastic tote all of the time. That is why it is recommended to get a locking lid.


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Re: Upgraded the isopods

Post by piratetoothgir » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:44 am

Okay, problem solved :)
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I drilled several holes in the lockong lid too.


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Post by LeeHasCrabs » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:50 pm

Newb here. What is the connection between hermies and isopods? Thanks!

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Post by ciaraalston » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:55 pm

ApePlanet wrote:Newb here. What is the connection between hermies and isopods? Thanks!
They clean the tank up! And the hermies can eat them Image

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ApePlanet wrote:Newb here. What is the connection between hermies and isopods? Thanks!
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Crabitat: Isopod Care, Breeding, Application, and I.D.

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Post by LeeHasCrabs » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:57 pm

ciaraalston wrote:
ApePlanet wrote:Newb here. What is the connection between hermies and isopods? Thanks!
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Crabitat: Isopod Care, Breeding, Application, and I.D.

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Ahhhh. Thank you!

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Post by GotButterflies » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:35 am

stella wrote:Okay, problem solved :)
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I drilled several holes in the lockong lid too.


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Why are you drilling holes? It’s not Necessary. Holes will allow the moisture and isopods or springtails to escape. You can cover the holes up with clear packaging tape or duct tape. (Both sides).

Locking lid is great!


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Re: Upgraded the isopods

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:22 am

I think it is for air flow
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