What isopod species is this actually?

Bunyan van Asten

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Hey eveyone! I have kept this small colony of isopods for a few weeks. But today i've kinda been wondering a lot about what species this actually is... could someone maaaybe ID them? If better pictures are needed, just tell me! (There was a nice big piece of cover for them, i just took it away for the pictures) 1488999058910-1070486154.jpg 1488999120322-1554879549.jpg
 

Hisserdude

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Most of them are P.scaber, but there is one individual up in the top left corner of the first photo that looks different to me, would love a better picture of it. :)
 

SlugPod

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I agree that they look like P. scaber, a pretty good breeder if you're wanting to breed them!
 

LawnShrimp

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P. scaber for sure. See if you can find any color morphs. In my area, scaber can be orange and yellow mottled, and I even found one pure amber one with white edges. However, the mottled or calico morph is apparently a female only trait- not a problem as scaber can parthenogenetically reproduce.
 
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