Collecting isopods for enclosures

regalpaws

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Hey Im new to this section, but I have some jumping spider enclosures that have dirt and plants in since I like to go the more naturalistic route. Anyways, Im wanting to make them a bit more bioactive. Can I collect some isopods from my garden and quarantine them for awhile and add them? Thx!
 

Eagle555 Jumping spiders

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Hey Im new to this section, but I have some jumping spider enclosures that have dirt and plants in since I like to go the more naturalistic route. Anyways, Im wanting to make them a bit more bioactive. Can I collect some isopods from my garden and quarantine them for awhile and add them? Thx!
Hey so I do do that for my jumpers and it seems to work really well to keep the enclosures clean!
 

regalpaws

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SWEET Im so excited, thanks! Plus who doesnt like isopods theyre adorable
 

Smotzer

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If your collecting Armadillidium from the garden they will eat the plants you have in there, so I wouldn’t use any Armadillidium spp in a tank with plants. I learned the hard way.
 

regalpaws

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If your collecting Armadillidium from the garden they will eat the plants you have in there, so I wouldn’t use any Armadillidium spp in a tank with plants. I learned the hard way.
Wow! Thanks so much! I always have live plants,one of my other obsessions
lol 🤣
Is there a kind that you would recommend that would do well with the live plants?
 
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