Little story

Scorpendra

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Here's a little story from yesterday. So I just got home, and my mom asks me to take a look at something outside. I follow her to the back fence, and there is a massive swarm of small isopods all over it! Since this is a fantastic opportunity to collect for my tanks, I go up to my room for something to catch them in. While I'm there, I check on my Ts.

My T. blondi was eating an exuvium and my M. velvetosoma was on her back with a popped carapace!

Now today, they're both doing great and I'll be taking some pics soon! :D

-Rob
 

Redneck

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Congrats on the molts! I need to find some dang isopods for my enclosures..
 

Scorpendra

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Thanks! I usually see lots of isopods around here, but never a huge boom in the population like this. They were just everywhere, all over the roughly 6' wooden fence lining my backyard. I got as many as I could (mainly for the same Ts that just molted, coincidentally), but I can't even say how many got away.
 
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ZergFront

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Lots of isopods seem to like the small space in between our plants and the brick wall keeping them in.
 

Ictinike

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Congrats on the molts! I need to find some dang isopods for my enclosures..
Amen there my brother!

I've done some re-housing as of late and unfortunately it's just so hard to catch them all to re-house and it seems lately around my area being as hot and dry as it's been they are tough to find.

Typically I'll overturn a nice rotting log and find enough to start a new breeding project but it's been very slim pickins even in the normal spots.

Whats worse is that I don't introduce the WC directly but breed a few generations of young before adding those so before the coming snow I need to gather a bunch more so I have my colony set before winter!

I would hate to have to order something online that I can typically find so readily but if I must gotta have my isopods! Such good cleaners! :)
 

Midknight xrs

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Congrats on the molts man. I did some isopod hunting a few weeks ago. finally paid off for me the other night, i got something like 80 baby isopods, now the hard part is getting them seperated from the adults without killing them. Hopefully i'll have enough to help people on here.
 
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