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  1. Acro

    Armadillidium hybrids

    Any updates Orin?
  2. That would make sense, since they like dryer conditions. Thanks again!
  3. You know . . . that's something I wouldn't have thought of! Thanks for that Hisserdude! What is their natural habitat anyway? Are they cave dwellers?
  4. I have a small breeding group of Porcellio hoffmannseggi, maybe about 50 in all. They have been doing fine for several months, but now, about once a week I find one or two dead on their backs. I recently found one dying, kept flipping over. The dead (or dying ones) are a little discolored (cream instead of white edges). This happens to large adults and medium sized juveniles, I haven't seen it with smaller ones. They have a screen lid, substrate is Coco Coir, about 25% of the sweater box size container is kept moist. I feed them something moist (beetle jelly, or veggies), fish food, reptile calcium powder. They have dead hardwood leaves and dead sphagnum moss. There is cork bark and a few other wood pieces in there. What do you think needs fixing? My current guess, is maybe drier substrate and/or more food (I often find they have eaten all their food, while my other isopod species have a little left over). I don't want to slowly lose my whole Porcellio hoffmannseggi colony! Please help!
  5. Acro

    Little Sea Isopod by the ocean?

    That's hilarious! Thanks Orin. 😁
  6. Why is Cubaris murina called the "Little Sea Isopod"? Are these found by the ocean?
  7. Some people pour boiling water into the substrate. You can also bake it . . . I believe 2 hours at 250 degrees, but be sure the substrate your baking is moist or it will burn, and set off all your fire alarms. Whatever you choose to do, be careful with boiling water and with baking flammable stuff. Good Luck!
  8. Acro

    Cholla (Cactus) Wood?

    I can see how getting them out would be difficult, but I don't mess with them too much anyway. Thanks for the reply!
  9. Acro

    Mulberry, grape, fig, hibiscus leaves?

    I've never tried any of those leaves, . . . but I know that . . . Mulberry leaves (fresh and dried) are often used as food for aquarium shrimp. Also they are the sole food for silkworms. Hibiscus petals and hips are used by humans to make tea and they are used as food for hermit crabs. Grape leaves are eaten by humans . . . fig leaves are used by humans to cover their privates. 😋 I imagine they would all be safe for roaches, but in doubt, test it out on 1 or two roaches. Be sure to let us know the results! 🙂 .
  10. Acro

    Are sweetgum and magnolia pods safe for roaches?

    I've read on (poison frog forums) that they are used by isopods. They will hide in them and eventually eat them if kept moist.
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    Have you ever tried feeding Avocado to roaches or isopods?
  12. Acro

    Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi Care?

    That's a good thought. If I split them: Would it be better to have (Group A) of 3 males and (Group B) 1 male with 5 female and the 3 or 4 juveniles. Or with (Group A) consisting of 3 males with 3 or 4 juveniles and (Group B) 1 male with 5 females?
  13. Acro

    Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi Care?

    So I checked my male/female ratio today. I have 9 adults and 4 are male 5 are female. There are about 3 or 4 juveniles with them (Actually, I found one of the females guarding a group of manca, so my numbers are already going up!) too. Should I remove some of the males, or does that male/female (and juvenile) ratio seem safe?
  14. I have an opportunity to get some Cholla Wood for my isopods. Can you think of any benefit or drawback that may come of it's use?
  15. Acro

    Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi Care?

    I didn't take it as rude. If my mistake makes people laugh, than I'm good with it. That's the bit of info I needed to know. Great details!!! Thanks!