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Hay For Isopods and Breeding

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by SamanthaMarikian, May 13, 2019.

ever tried feeding hay or grass clippings to your isopods

  1. yes

    66.7%
  2. no

    33.3%
  1. SamanthaMarikian

    SamanthaMarikian Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Ok so, i started using hay in my dwarf white tub to see how itd work bc ive read about people finding full colonies under hay bales on farms n whatnot. Anddd they now all congregate and breed in the hay and strip the hay clean and i was honestly not expecting that reaction. They seem to favor it more than some of the armadillium i also tried this with. Just thought that itd be cool to share if you guys are interested in finding what your isopods favorite foods are like i am. Have any of you had luck with some more unorthodox or random food for your isopods?
     
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  2. Aquarimax

    Aquarimax Arachnoangel Active Member

    Interesting! Was this alfalfa hay? Not straw, correct?
     
  3. squidkid

    squidkid Arachnoknight

    they eat lawn clipping, at least mine did
     
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  4. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnoangel Active Member

    That is very interesting, I may have to try that. What kind of hay was it?

    Thanks,

    Arthroverts
     
  5. Taysha

    Taysha Arachnosquire

    Do you do anything to clipping before adding them?
     
  6. Dry Desert

    Dry Desert Arachnobaron Active Member

    UK
    Sow them together and end up with a nice grass skirt.
     
  7. Taysha

    Taysha Arachnosquire

    Perfect, i guess i need to work on my braiding skills too :) Thanks! lol
     
  8. Dry Desert

    Dry Desert Arachnobaron Active Member

    UK
    On a serious note, many chickens have died through eating lawn clippings. I personally wouldn't risk it. rather buy a small packet of hay/straw that are sold for bunnies.
     
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  9. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnolord Active Member

    How did they die? Herbicide? Fertilizer? Or is there something in the grass itself. Just thinking if you have your own yard, and you know what's been on it or how its been treated....
     
  10. Dry Desert

    Dry Desert Arachnobaron Active Member

    UK
    Lawn treatment of various kinds, apparently stay in the ground and root system for quite some time.
     
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  11. SamanthaMarikian

    SamanthaMarikian Arachnosquire Active Member

    yeah thats what i did
     
  12. SamanthaMarikian

    SamanthaMarikian Arachnosquire Active Member

    i’ll check to see what kind of hay it was when i get home but i dont think itd really matter
     
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