Skippy´s isopods

skippy666

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Dear friends,

I´ve decided to create a thread focused on my isopoda collection, which currently considers of more than 60 different kinds. Keeping and breeding crustaceans of Isopoda group has become very popular and it is not surprising due its incredible morphological and color variability.
I will try to take a photo of the most of my collection and keep this thread updated. If you have any questions do not bother me to ask.
Enjoy keeping isopods!

Armadillidium gestroi


Armadillo officinalis


Armadillidium vulgare "Tangerine"


Armadillidium vulgare "Magic potion"


Armadillidium vulgare T- albino


Armadillidium werneri


Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras"


Oniscus asellus "orange"


Porcellio bolivari "Lemonade"


Porcellio duboscqui troglophila


Porcellio duboscqui troglophila - nice colorful specimen


Porcellio haasi "Patternless"


Porcellio hoffmannseggi - one of the largest species in hobby


Porcellio laevis "orange"


Porcellio laevis "white"


Porcellio ornatus "High yellow"


Porcellio ornatus "Nord"


Porcellio scaber "Dalmatian"


Porcellio scaber "Ghost"


Porcellio sp. Provence (cf. Porcellio orarum galloprovincialis)


Porcellio spinipes - lighter juvenile specimen


Porcellio spinipes - adult yellow specimen


Porcellio succinctus


Porcellio sp. Valencia "orange"


Porcellio werneri


Porcellio alticola


Porcellio incanus


Porcellio sp. "Red butt"


Porcellio spatulatus


Cubaris sp. "Rubber ducky"
 

moricollins

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Dear friends,

I´ve decided to create a thread focused on my isopoda collection, which currently considers of more than 60 different kinds. Keeping and breeding crustaceans of Isopoda group has become very popular and it is not surprising due its incredible morphological and color variability.
I will try to take a photo of the most of my collection and keep this thread updated. If you have any questions do not bother me to ask.
Enjoy keeping isopods!

Armadillidium gestroi


Armadillo officinalis


Armadillidium vulgare "Tangerine"


Armadillidium vulgare "Magic potion"


Armadillidium vulgare T- albino


Armadillidium werneri


Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras"


Oniscus asellus "orange"


Porcellio bolivari "Lemonade"


Porcellio duboscqui troglophila


Porcellio duboscqui troglophila - nice colorful specimen


Porcellio haasi "Patternless"


Porcellio hoffmannseggi - one of the largest species in hobby


Porcellio laevis "orange"


Porcellio laevis "white"


Porcellio ornatus "High yellow"


Porcellio ornatus "Nord"


Porcellio scaber "Dalmatian"


Porcellio scaber "Ghost"


Porcellio sp. Provence (cf. Porcellio orarum galloprovincialis)


Porcellio spinipes - lighter juvenile specimen


Porcellio spinipes - adult yellow specimen


Porcellio succinctus


Porcellio sp. Valencia "orange"


Porcellio werneri


Porcellio alticola


Porcellio incanus


Porcellio sp. "Red butt"


Porcellio spatulatus


Cubaris sp. "Rubber ducky"
Those are gorgeous!
I love the P. spatulatus especially
 

velvetundergrowth

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What an impressive collection. And those shots are amazing.

I wish I could find somewhere selling Rubber Duckies, I seem to miss them whenever they are offered.
 

skippy666

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Yesterday I was feeding with Repashy products, I do not do it offen, but when I do, isopods are crazy for it

Porcellio ornatus "High yellow"


orange Porcellio laevis


milkback Porcellio laevis


... and white Porcellio laevis
 

moricollins

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Yesterday I was feeding with Repashy products, I do not do it offen, but when I do, isopods are crazy for it

Porcellio ornatus "High yellow"


orange Porcellio laevis


milkback Porcellio laevis


... and white Porcellio laevis
More great Isopods :)
 

Arthroverts

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What are you doing to get your isopods to breed so well? I'd like to see if I can replicate your success :).

Thanks,

Arthroverts
 

Venom1080

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whats your favorite supplemental food source? (veggies, fruits, dog food, bug burger, etc.)

lovely shots and awesome species. :)
 

The Mantis Menagerie

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Yesterday I was feeding with Repashy products, I do not do it offen, but when I do, isopods are crazy for it

Porcellio ornatus "High yellow"


orange Porcellio laevis


milkback Porcellio laevis


... and white Porcellio laevis
The morning wood blend?
 

Axolotl

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Okay first, I hate you. Thank you for adding about 3 dozen new species to my wishlish. :wacky: Second: Gorgeous photos. What type of camera are you using to get such nice macro shots?
 

Mono peludo

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Good, very good collection, I currently have few varieties, which of them do you prefer? do top 5
Greetings.
 

Dovey

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Yesterday I was feeding with Repashy products, I do not do it offen, but when I do, isopods are crazy for it

Porcellio ornatus "High yellow"


orange Porcellio laevis


milkback Porcellio laevis


... and white Porcellio laevis
Love this product. Bug burger is the best!
 

skippy666

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Hello everybody :headphone:
Here I expand the topic with some interesting species.
Enjoy!

Armadillidium depressum "Magic potion"


Armadillidium granulatum "Magic potion"


Armadillidium granulatum "Lemon"


Armadillidium granulatum "Albino" juvenile


Armadillidium maculatum "Yellow"


Armadillidium sp. "Casteldacia" from Sicily


Armadillidium spec. Marbelized


Armadillidium corcyraceum


Armadillidium peraccae
 

skippy666

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.... some Merulanella and Porcellio

Merulanella spec. Ember Bee are really huge ones!


... and here comes captive breeding


Merulanella spec. Tricolor breeding


Strange looking Porcellio d. troglophila


Porcellio buddelundi


Strange looking Porcellio silvestri "Catalonya"


Porcellio silvestri "Catalonya" - perhaps caramel morph?


Porcellio ornatus "Tangerine"


Porcellio albinus


Porcellio sp. Valencia white


Porcellio echinatus


Porcellio haasi "Giant" female


Porcellio expansus "Orange"



Different morphs of Porcellio scaber


Strange looking Porcellio magnificus 1


Strange looking Porcellio magnificus 2
 

CritterJoy

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Does anyone breed the marulanella sp tricolors in the us? I really want to start a culture of them! I even have their enclosure bioactive and planted
 

Scorpiobsession

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I have a couple questions, I just bought some Rubber Duckies and I was wondering how big they got once full grown. Also how do you prevent fungus gnat infestations? Whenever I start a colony it's always infested within a couple weeks.
 

isopodgeek

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Beautiful collection and pictures! Do you have any isopod photography tips for a beginner? I have a Sigma 105mm macro lens, soft box and tripods if that helps.
 

Scorpiobsession

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Beautiful collection and pictures! Do you have any isopod photography tips for a beginner? I have a Sigma 105mm macro lens, soft box and tripods if that helps.
What camera do you have? From my experience it's best to have either a ring light, someone holding a flashlight, or bright sunlight. This allows you to shoot at quicker shutter speeds, this is especially helpful for quicker isopods.
 
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