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June 21, 2024
Which Isopods should I be getting, and how many?

Here is a spreadsheet we put together that goes over some of the most highly recommended cleanup crew and feeder isopod species.We are also working on a list for other species...

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What is this white cottony stuff growing in my enclosure, and why aren’t my isopods eating it?

Photo provided by Jeremias @herpmias You may be looking at this white cottony stuff and thinking, what is this mold that’s growing in my pet’s home, and why aren’t my...

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Can I feed my isopods shed from my snake?

Absolutely! Protein hungry species such as P. laevis, P. ornatus, P. magnificus, P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. scaber P. spinipennis, P. weneri will absolutely love devouring any snake shed you...

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How often will my isopod molt?

The frequency at which your isopod will molt will depend on its current stage in its life cycle; the older it gets, the less frequent it will molt. The process...

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Are there any isopods that I can use as a cleaner crew in my arid bioactive setup?

Yes, but your options are extremely slim. They will perish without a constant source of moisture. Even the giant Porcellio species, who prefer their environment to be on the dryer...

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Do my isopods need light?

Not at all! To be honest, nearly all species of isopod will appreciate a dark place to hide. Though there are some species like P. laevis and A. maculatum that I’ve seen be entirely...

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Do my isopods need heat?

One of the wonderful conveniences that isopods bring to us as keepers is that they require absolutely no heat source to survive.You can always add heat tape to your enclosure/bin...

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What should I be feeding my isopods?

This answer is entirely dependent on the species in question here, so here’s a list of species and the diets we’ve observed them enjoy!All species of isopods tend to enjoy...

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