Apparently I'm one of those isopod girls now.

Albireo Wulfbooper

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Armadillidium maculatum, A. frontirostre, and A. klugii chilling together on some cholla
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Armadillidium maculatum - ngl the chocolate ones are my favourites
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Armadillidium frontirostre with its VERY OWN fish flake
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Trichorhina tomentosa, of which I currently have approximately 5 billion
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More A. maculatum and klugii living it up on some cork bark
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...and eating potato slices omnomnom
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...and er...snuggling. *cough*
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King or possibly queen of the castle. I have no idea how to tell them apart.
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Madnesssr

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Nice Armadillidium species!! I love the color variation you find A. Maculatum. I started out with the intent to make 3 vivariums bioactive. Now I gave over 50 cultures. LOL
 

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Just out of curiosity what makes you like them not knocking it just don't understand
 

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Just out of curiosity what makes you like them not knocking it just don't understand

There are so many to choose from. I enjoy watching them. I also likely the challenge of getting them to adulthood and breeding them successfully. They are fun to trade for different isopod or even millipede.
 

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There are so many to choose from. I enjoy watching them. I also likely the challenge of getting them to adulthood and breeding them successfully. They are fun to trade for different isopod or even millipede.
Same reason I like tarantulas and roaches ;)

I dont keep isopods - but they are pretty cute.
 

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I guess they're kinda cool in the community sense and some of them look cool. I always just liked predators more
 

Johnn

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I think also since they are all over where i live makes them seem more ordinary
 

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Interesting cross breeding in the klugii and maculatum, I've seen maculatum breed with vulgare as well. Wonder if theres any hope for viable offspring out of the closely related Armadillidium.
 

orchidloveXTM

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Interesting cross breeding in the klugii and maculatum, I've seen maculatum breed with vulgare as well. Wonder if theres any hope for viable offspring out of the closely related Armadillidium.
It seems possible, a cross between Klugii and Veriscolor has been proven to work.
 

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Armadillidium maculatum, A. frontirostre, and A. klugii chilling together on some cholla
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Armadillidium maculatum - ngl the chocolate ones are my favourites
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Armadillidium frontirostre with its VERY OWN fish flake
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Trichorhina tomentosa, of which I currently have approximately 5 billion
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More A. maculatum and klugii living it up on some cork bark
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...and eating potato slices omnomnom
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...and er...snuggling. *cough*
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King or possibly queen of the castle. I have no idea how to tell them apart.
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They look happy, glad you're enjoying them :cool:
 

Polenth

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I guess they're kinda cool in the community sense and some of them look cool. I always just liked predators more
Well, you're in luck! Get a Porcellio species and notice how you sometimes find bits of the adults and if you're lucky you might even see them in the process of ripping each other apart alive. Can also toss in a raw chicken leg for that full horror swarming experience.
 

Albireo Wulfbooper

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Nice Armadillidium species!! I love the color variation you find A. Maculatum. I started out with the intent to make 3 vivariums bioactive. Now I gave over 50 cultures. LOL
Haha I just threw all 5 of my species in one enclosure and let them figure themselves out. So far so good.
Just out of curiosity what makes you like them not knocking it just don't understand
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I guess they're kinda cool in the community sense and some of them look cool. I always just liked predators more
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I think also since they are all over where i live makes them seem more ordinary
I have a pretty broad affection for arthropods in general - my first love was tiger beetles. I’m as fascinated by my local critters as I am by exotics, and frequently spend ridiculous amounts of time standing in front of one bush watching all the dynamics of their tiny world.
They look happy, glad you're enjoying them :cool:
Oh Mori they’re an absolute delight. My roommate and I both spend so much time just sitting and watching them go about their tiny lives.
Pretty! Nice T food as well.
If I had any tarantulas I’m sure that would be useful! I haven’t tried feeding them to my amblypygi or scorpions. If the population gets too overwhelming maybe I’ll just drop my forever-hungry Damon diadema in there for a day and see if it goes for them.
 
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