Some Isopod Pictures

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Some Isopod Pictures

Post by PinchersAndShells » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:41 pm

It's been quite awhile since I've made any actual post about my crew - so I wanted to start off by showing some pictures of my isopods I've taken over the last couple of months! I have two totes set up currently, one tote houses Armadillidium vulgare and Armadillidium nasatum, the other tote houses Porcellio pruinosus "powder orange." The powder orange colony is newer so I have less pictures of them - plus they're a lot faster and thus harder to take pictures of!
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Glad to (finally) be back!
(If someone knows where I can order oak or birch bark for these guys that would be great. Image)

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Some Isopod Pictures

Post by RiNiKy506 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:17 pm

I ordered this the other day for my hermit crabs. Birch bark

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpr ... 3219819511


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Post by PinchersAndShells » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:34 am

Oooo thank you so much... I was trying to find bark on my own but just kept finding shredded bark meant for making soaps and such!
I'm starting to get into isopods as much as I am my crabs!
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Post by wodesorel » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:41 am

Old elm wood is a huge hit with my unwanted isopods. The trees that died decades ago during the dutch elm disease outbreak have aged enough to where the isopods can tunnel right through and eat every last bit. My millis love the stuff as well.

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Post by PinchersAndShells » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:34 am

wodesorel wrote:
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Old elm wood is a huge hit with my unwanted isopods. The trees that died decades ago during the dutch elm disease outbreak have aged enough to where the isopods can tunnel right through and eat every last bit. My millis love the stuff as well.
Huh... interesting! I'll keep that in mind.
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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:58 pm

Great pictures! :)
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Post by PinchersAndShells » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:12 pm

GotButterflies wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Great pictures! :)
Thank you!
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Post by PinchersAndShells » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:49 am

More pictures - glad the isopods give me something to look at when all the crabs are buried!
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Post by RiNiKy506 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:11 am

I’ve never really been a “bug” person, but they’re actually cool. The orange one on top is really pretty.


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Post by Overmountain1 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:16 am

I really love that orange type as well- very pretty! Thanks for sharing- when I was a kid I used to looooove playing with the rolly-pollies lol. And not to just make them roll up- they’re just kinda fun!
I keep thinking how much sense it makes to keep isopods in with the crabs, but then again... I also am hearing about how they easily overpopulate too!
Maybe someday, but for now I’m enjoying seeing all the pictures! Keep them coming- I would love to see all the various types people keep!


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Post by angelbearpuppy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:26 pm

i used to play with rolly pollies as a kid as well. Oh that brings back memories
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Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:13 pm

This gives me motivation to keep them again. This summer, all my isopods died at once.
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Post by PinchersAndShells » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:19 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:13 pm
This gives me motivation to keep them again. This summer, all my isopods died at once.
Oh no!! I'm very sorry that happened.
I realized I actually like isopods a lot! I have a few more species coming this week.
(I have an issue LOL.)
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Re: Some Isopod Pictures

Post by curlysister » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:34 pm

Did anyone else know these as 'sow bugs' (with sow pronounced like the female pig, not like sow grass seed)?
I had to look up isopods and rollie pollies to see what they were!
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Post by wodesorel » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:50 am

I knew them as pillbugs growing up, and then learned sowbugs for the ones that couldn't roll when I was a little older.

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