would it be good to introduce pillbugs and other isopods as cleaners in a mantis enclosure?

zoroastrianpulchripes

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i'm quite worried that the mantis may die if anything rots, it might clog up the enclosure with toxins (most likely not, i just grabbed some branches i disinfected & cleaned thoroughly before putting them in there along with leaves from the same tree) and i wanted to see if this could be dealt with by introducing animals that naturally eat fungi and dying biomaterials.
thank you to everyone who answers! :)
 

MrGhostMantis

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i'm quite worried that the mantis may die if anything rots, it might clog up the enclosure with toxins (most likely not, i just grabbed some branches i disinfected & cleaned thoroughly before putting them in there along with leaves from the same tree) and i wanted to see if this could be dealt with by introducing animals that naturally eat fungi and dying biomaterials.
thank you to everyone who answers! :)
No they will eat a molting mantis.
 

Albireo Wulfbooper

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Springtails are always safe, and dwarf white isopods don't climb, so they're often used. Ventilation is your best weapon, though.
 
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