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Have a friend who says Red Edge and Red Skirt are the same.  When I looked it up, one site states both are Cubaris and another Red Edge are Cubaris sp. and the Red Skirt shown Porcellio scaber?

Just a little confused here. What is correct?

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22 hours ago, Rgrant said:

Have a friend who says Red Edge and Red Skirt are the same.  When I looked it up, one site states both are Cubaris and another Red Edge are Cubaris sp. and the Red Skirt shown Porcellio scaber?

Just a little confused here. What is correct?

For nearly all intents and purposes, the "Red Skirt" and "Red Edge" isopods are both referring to the same Cubaris species. I have not seen the Porcellio scaber "Red Skirt" circulated around really at all in the hobby yet, so 99% of what you see under that name should be Cubaris. Always best to ask for pics/species confirmation either way if you're trying to acquire some though.

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The red edge seem to be slow breeding compared to other cubaris like the duckies. My colony is a year older than the ducky colony and I started with 8 and I maybe have 100 but started with 5 ducky and have 500. Do yours seem to reproduce well?

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