powerfeeding for isopod preservation

musihuto

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hey,
i hear powerfeeding is "bad", but my 2" c. fasciatum attacks the isopods that are supposed to be cleaning its terrarium unless i keep it absolutely stuffed...
any recommendations?

cheers! :D
- munis
 

Thoth

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I only thought people kept isopods in enclosures for ts with high humidity conditions to prevent mold growth from bits and pieces of remaining prey.
My C.fasciatum enclosure is probably one of my drier ones, so there is little risk of mold growth.

At 2 inches its still small enough that the isopods are a good sized prey item. Either just wait until it gets bigger and it may ignore the isopods (though since they are on the small side as a species that it may never get big enough that it would ignore isopods.
 

Brian S

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Yeah it sounds like you are keeping it a bit too moist if Isopods can live in there. I keep mine bone dry and have a water dish which it constantly keeps webbed up
 

musihuto

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oh. heheheh. bone dry you say?
bone dry like rosehairs and gbb's?
i always thought they were supposed to be kept at around 60% RF... :?

thanks! :D
- munis
 

Alice

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no, they don't need that much humindity. just use dry peat moss and give it a water bowl. you can overflow the water bowl once a week, but just a little bit. under such conditions, mine grew up to be a beautiful male (uh, and get eaten during a breeding loan :(). so you need no isopods and don't need to overfeed the t :D
 
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