My Isopods

isopodgeek

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Noticed a few people showing off their collections so might as well show you all what I have so far. Some of these Isopods are for sale on my website. I can only ship with in New Jersey until I get my permits.
All Isopods were acquired or collected locally in New Jersey where I reside.

Trachelipus rathkii
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Porcellionides pruinosus 'Powder Orange'


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Oniscus asellus
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Porcelio laevis ’Dairy Cow’

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Porcelio Scaber ‘Wild’
Wild’
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Armadilidium Maculatam ‘Zebra’
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Armadilidium Vulgare ‘Wild’
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Armidilidium Vulgare ‘St. Lucia’
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Philoscia muscorum ‘Wild’

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Snailientologist

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I think you posted the same image for philoscia muscorum and porcelio scaber. With that being said, impressive collection!
 

HeartBum

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Very nice collection! I discovered today that my Orange isopods have bred - only started with 12 so pretty chuffed about that!

However, I've had my Dairy Cow's the same amount of time, about 2 weeks and there's 50+ in there. Fingers crossed I get babies soon as there's quite a few gravids! Do you find any of yours breed slower/faster than others?
 

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For any wild stocks you collected yourself, you should provide data locality in the name, for example Porcellio scaber "CITY/COUNTY, NJ". Very few people have marked the locality data on US collected isopod lines, which sucks because it's easier to work on making new genetic crosses for new morphs when you know the lines you are crossing are genetically distinct.
And it's always good to keep locality data in general, just in case some big revision comes out and we find out one of the most common species in the US ends up being split into two different species. 😅
 

isopodgeek

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Very nice collection! I discovered today that my Orange isopods have bred - only started with 12 so pretty chuffed about that!

However, I've had my Dairy Cow's the same amount of time, about 2 weeks and there's 50+ in there. Fingers crossed I get babies soon as there's quite a few gravids! Do you find any of yours breed slower/faster than others?
I am very new to this but I believe it is like a follows:
Porcelonides Proninscus: Breed fast.
Porcellio Laevis: Very fast.
Armadilidium Maculatam: Fast
Porcelio Scabber: Moderate
Armadilidium Vulgare: slow
This is from personal experience.
 

isopodgeek

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For any wild stocks you collected yourself, you should provide data locality in the name, for example Porcellio scaber "CITY/COUNTY, NJ". Very few people have marked the locality data on US collected isopod lines, which sucks because it's easier to work on making new genetic crosses for new morphs when you know the lines you are crossing are genetically distinct.
And it's always good to keep locality data in general, just in case some big revision comes out and we find out one of the most common species in the US ends up being split into two different species. 😅
Porcelio Scabber ‘Wild’
Area: Teaneck, Bergen County, NJ
Date: 12/26/20
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Armidillidium Vulgare ‘Wild’,
Area: Teaneck, Bergen County, NJ
Date: 12/26/20
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Philoscia Muscorum ‘Wild’,
Area: Teaneck, Ridgewood, Glen Rock and Paramus.
Dates: 1/10/21
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Date: 1/17/-1/18/21
Times: -1:00pm on both days.

Oniscus Asellus ‘Wild’.
Area: Ridgewood, Glen Rock and Paramus.
Dates: 1/17/21-1/18/21
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm both days.

Trachelipus Rathkii ‘Wild’
Area: Ridgewood, Glen Rock and Paramus.
Dates: 1/17/21-1/18/21
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm both days.

Does this help?
 

Hisserdude

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Porcelio Scabber ‘Wild’
Area: Teaneck, Bergen County, NJ
Date: 12/26/20
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Armidillidium Vulgare ‘Wild’,
Area: Teaneck, Bergen County, NJ
Date: 12/26/20
Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Philoscia Muscorum ‘Wild’,
Area: Teaneck, Ridgewood, Glen Rock and Paramus.
Dates: 1/10/21
Time: 4:00-5:00pm
Date: 1/17/-1/18/21
Times: -1:00pm on both days.

Oniscus Asellus ‘Wild’.
Area: Ridgewood, Glen Rock and Paramus.
Dates: 1/17/21-1/18/21
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm both days.

Trachelipus Rathkii ‘Wild’
Area: Ridgewood, Glen Rock and Paramus.
Dates: 1/17/21-1/18/21
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm both days.

Does this help?
Yeah, actually probably a bit more specific than needed. 😄 So, if/when you sell/trade off individuals from your wild cultures, I'd personally just label them like, Porcellio scaber "Teaneck, NJ", Philoscia muscorum "Ridgewood, NJ", etc., that way people will know where they come from.
 

isopodgeek

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Yeah, actually probably a bit more specific than needed. 😄 So, if/when you sell/trade off individuals from your wild cultures, I'd personally just label them like, Porcellio scaber "Teaneck, NJ", Philoscia muscorum "Ridgewood, NJ", etc..
Will do that if I sell/trade my field collected Isopods.

I just found out that I can only sell my Philoscia Muscorum in New Jersey only. This is because I was told by a Senior Entomologist from APHIS this morning all species of Isopod legal in the USA. Philoscia Muscorum were not on that list but since I collected them in state I am good.

If anyone is interested, I currently have some Isopods for sale. Can only ship in New Jersey but will be able to ship throughout the continental U.S once I get my permits in April.
 

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Improve your exposure and DOF to get us them rich, sharp, detailed bug shots
 
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