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A mini ecosystem

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by Redbarren, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Redbarren

    Redbarren Arachnopeon

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    So I've been culturing spring tails, isopods, and dubias for awhile now, I've got an empty 40 gallon tank that I'd love to make into a vivarium with these animals, thing is I need a predator to keep the dubias at bay, I was thinking a vinigeroon, but I'm not sure that's going to work out, any ideas?
     
  2. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Well, depending on your environment I would say a centipede. Pretty sure dubias need higher humidity too so it may work. Only problem I see is that they also need higher heat to breed and centipedes don’t like that.
     
  3. Redbarren

    Redbarren Arachnopeon

    That's been my problem, plus, I'd like to stick with a non venomous animal, my land Lord is fine with the the animals as long as they're not dangerous
     
  4. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Well, while centipedes are venomous, I wouldn’t consider them dangerous. While the bite from some is extremely painful others are close to a wasp sting. If you don’t want something venomous at all though, I think a vinegaroon is your best bet. Others can feel free to chime in though.
     
  5. Draketeeth

    Draketeeth Arachnoknight

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    Dubias are pretty hardy. I've got a cage of them and they breed at room temperature. Room stays between 68*F-72*F range on average. They'd probably be more prolific at higher temperatures, but for my little group, what they produce has always been more than enough.
     
  6. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    I’m not sure a Vinegaroon would make a dent in a colony of dubias.
     
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  7. The Snark

    The Snark هرج و مرج مهندس Old Timer

    Crowd and population control. Toss a chicken in for 3 minutes once a month.
     
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