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All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:31 pm
by PinchersAndShells
GotButterflies mentioned she would be interested in seeing the isopods I keep, so I decided that I should make a post to show them off! The isopod hobby is quite young, and definitely not all of the species I’ll be sharing are suitable for the crab tank. Just thought it would be interesting to share since not a lot of people know just how many different kinds there are!

Just a heads up that I have some that are the same species but are different color variations of them. ;)

Armadillidium maculatum “Zebra”
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Armadillidium nasatum
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Armadillidium nasatum “Peach”
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Armadillidium peraccae
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Armadillidium vulgare “Amelia island”
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Armadillidium vulgare “Magic potion” (these are still young, they should develop some black and yellow flecks of color on them as they grow)
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Armadillo officinalis “Greece” (this species can make a hissing noise!)
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Armadillo officinalis “Spain” (same species as above, still able to make a hissing noise)
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Cubaris murina “Little sea”
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Oniscus asellus
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Porcellio dilatatus
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Porcellio expansus
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Porcellio hoffmannseggi
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Porcellio laevis “Caramel”
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Porcellio laevis “Dairy cow”
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Porcellio scaber
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Porcellio scaber “NJ Calico”
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Porcellio scaber “Orange”
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Porcellio scaber “Orange dalmatian”
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Porcellionides pruinosus “Powder blue”
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Porcellionides pruinosus “Powder orange”
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Trichorhina tomentosa “Dwarf white” (this species is parthenogenic which means they’re all females!)
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Venezillo parvus
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Re: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:31 pm
by PinchersAndShells
Hope you all enjoy seeing all the different kinds! They fascinate me.


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Re: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:27 pm
by Xenocrab
Whoa! That's quite a variety! Beautiful! Hissing isopods sound like something I'd like!

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Re: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:27 pm
by GotButterflies
Oh My Goodness!!! Those are awesome!!!! Thank you so much for sharing those!! I have some of what you call Dairy Cow. They were sold to me as Dalmation. Is that just another name for them? I don't have very many - just a small handful. How do you store all of these?

Re: All My Isopod Species [PICTURE HEAVY]

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:04 am
by PinchersAndShells
GotButterflies wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:27 pm
Oh My Goodness!!! Those are awesome!!!! Thank you so much for sharing those!! I have some of what you call Dairy Cow. They were sold to me as Dalmation. Is that just another name for them? I don't have very many - just a small handful. How do you store all of these?
In the U.S. I’ve noticed we usually refer to the similarly colored white with black spots Porcellio scaber as Dalmatians while the white with black spots Porcellio laevis are known as Dairy cows. Dairy cows are usually referred to as Dalmatians in Europe. :)
I use storage totes, I have a bunch of containers stacked under my bed at home. Most people are weirded out by that thought. The addiction started with my friend and I trading species we got. Now there’s a lot of them! I’m hoping once I get my permit and they breed enough that I can start selling! They’re fascinating to me, as well as many others.