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  1. That would be a cool photo to see. No need to freeze one for a photo. I'll contact DartkNightExotics eventually, and I'll ask how the photos were made.
  2. To be 100% sure, I'd contact the Children's Museum and ask them what other roaches they keep in their collection. You'll likely get an exact species, or at least narrow down the options. Good Luck!
  3. Super cool Orin! Nature always seems to amaze! Did you happen to get any photos??? Also, maybe there is another wavelength black light that was used for the photos from DartkNightExotics? I talk to him every now and then, but haven't talked for months, so I haven't been able to ask.
  4. They kept slowly dying under my care, so before they all died out, I sent them off to a friend. Haven't talked to him in a while so I'm not sure how they are doing. I did get your big isopod book for Christmas, so I'm better armed for next time.
  5. Great photos! Thanks for posting them! 😊 I like how you can see (in the 1st photo) that the young one has the same coloration as the adults!
  6. Super cool, I used to keep those, seeing that photo makes me miss them. What are they feeding on?
  7. I had a good sized group of Armadillidium Werneri, about 30 or so. I kept them just like my Armadillidium klugii 'slano' and Armadillidium nasatum 'peach' (ventilated container, half substrate dry, half moist, same foods, etc.). I had them for about 8 months, and somewhere in that time, then they just started dying. It was about 1 to 3 a month that would die. They didn't seem to be reproducing, and all I was left with was a beautiful group of a few adults. I ended up sending those survivors to a friend to see if he had better luck. Now that they are gone . . . I've been thinking abou
  8. I know that Armadillidium vulgare "tangerine" was isolated from Armadillidium vulgare "Punta Cana" locale. Check it: https://www.smug-bug.com/available-animals/Armadillidium-vulgare-tangerine-p151812009 But I don't know the genetics of Armadillidium vulgare "St. Lucia", but it may be possible. Good Luck!
  9. Thanks for the reply! I've read that BC Maple are sensitive to warm temperatures. In your experience does that seem to be true? Did you try and post pics? I couldn't view the links.
  10. I've read that fresh peanut butter will glow under a black light too! But I've yet to test it out. It seems that at least one Cubaris species will glow too: (Cubaris sp. ‘Blonde Rubber Ducky’ from dartknightexotics reddit page)
  11. I just found out that some isopods will glow under UV light! (Trichorhina tomentosa pictured, from dartknightexotics.com) Are there any other species that do this???
  12. It's funny that you ask . . . I was just researching about them today! Check this: http://shrimpkeep.com/asellus-aquaticus-care-sheet/ If you take any photos, please post them here!
  13. Are you keeping any of these isopods? Oniscus asellus 'BC Maple' Porcellio Scaber ‘Lemonade’ Porcellio Scaber ‘Orange Embers’ Armadillidium vulgare "Orange Vigor" Added: Porcellio scaber “Yellow Snow” Trachelipus rathkii 'Pumpkin Pod' There seems to be limited information and photos of them.
  14. Wow . . . somehow I missed this! Super job, thanks for posting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This should be a "sticky"!
  15. Bump away! I'm always open to people "digging up" my old threads. More so, if they are still relevant or useful. But yes, I used both caffeinated leaves (black tea) and non-caffeinated leaves (green tea, mint tea, hibiscus tea, etc.). Both were eaten, no ill effects noticed. Hope that helps!
  16. Roaches are tough as nails . . . But I pretty much agree . . . was just pointing it out ya know. 🙂
  17. Well . . . mealworms can eat styrofoam without problems. Check out this link: https://www.intelligentliving.co/styrofoam-eating-mealworms-absorb-toxic-additive/ and look up some info yourself, there's a bunch of info about mealworms and styrofoam. Good Luck! :D
  18. I second the above statement. Here are some photos:
  19. Thanks for posting the photo! Looks like there's a good amount of variation in the hybrids, that leans toward one adult parent or the other, with some being in between.
  20. That would make sense, since they like dryer conditions. Thanks again!
  21. 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?
  22. 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
  23. That's hilarious! Thanks Orin. 😁
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