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kerokero
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# Posted: 29 Jun 2012 03:05


So I'm playing around with getting some isopods and *not* just tossing them into my frog tanks to fend for themselves! I know there are a number of species out there now, and I'm wondering what people's experiences in culturing them are, and particularly what you feed them! I've seen a few different "chows" for them and I'm wondering what they are based on... and if they are something worth making myself or just finding someone to buy them from.


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wickerstone
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# Posted: 29 Jun 2012 03:47


I use just eco-earth bottom with a couple of potatoes cut in half keep humid and bingo...isopods by the hundreds. It works for me...I don't know if there's something better. I'm sure there is, but it's just easier. I also used a plastic tote with a cover, put the potatoes in and forget about them for awhile. Hope this helps


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macspoison
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# Posted: 29 Jun 2012 04:50


Springtails? Or dwarf isopods?
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vivariman
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# Posted: 4 Jul 2012 21:25


If you are talking about springtails I personally just use fish food. I have heard of some people having alot of success with yeast or actual sliced up mushrooms.

Its hard to not be successful with springtails though.

kimix
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# Posted: 4 Jul 2012 22:04


I feed my isopods fish flake and oak leaves. Sometimes I throw in a bit of apple or grated carrot. I keep several species as pets. Most of the common isopods breed very easily and readily. But some, such as the orange and giant cali isopods breed a great deal slower.

If you want the common back yard varieties just collect them yourself. Isopods can carry parasites so you just want to use them as a feeder or tank cleaner you will need to quarantine a while to insure the colony is clean.


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Eric Walker
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# Posted: 5 Jul 2012 23:08


I have been keeping my dwarf white isos solely on an abg replica. Same thing I use in my vivs. Iv never had good luck with potato or apple. Iv feed multiple types of squash with great results. Pumpkin seem to be one of the best IME. Also the left over mellon rhine I use seems to be very popular with them. Iv used fresh mushrooms in the past which they loved but almost allways produced mite blooms. They did very well on fish flake. I allways sprayed it slightly and turned in into a past. Iv been meaning to try brewers yeast but evertime I buy it I forget to save some when making ff media. iv also been tempted to try a glob of ff media that isnt to slopy.

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