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 Post subject: Isopods?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:41 pm 
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Sorry if I should post that in a different section but, is anybody here around maintaining colonies of any species of European isopods at home?

I know that some species are maintained as live food, but there are a few ones which are very nice!

Thanks in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Isopods?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 9:46 pm 
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I have different species of isopods, I got them during the summer and fall and the colonies are still small but growing. Isopods are interesting little creatures and very cute :D. I keep mine at room temp and feed them leaf litter, fish food flakes and fruit&veggies.

At the moment I have these species:
Armadillidium sp. (vulgare?)
Armadillidium maculatum
Armadillidium sp. Montenegro
Oniscus asellus
Porcellio scaber 'orange'
(+ Tricorhina tomentosa)

Oniscus asellus

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 Post subject: Re: Isopods?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:38 pm 
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Hi, sorry to say so Orion, but your "Oniscus asellus" are actually a Porcellio species, probably normal scaber.

As for myself, I have lots of isopods, here is a list of mine:

*Armadillidium vulgare
*Cylisticus convexus
*Cylisticus convexus "Pied"
*Oniscus asellus
*Porcellio laevis
*Porcellio laevis "White"
*Porcellio scaber
*Porcellio scaber "Pied"
*Porcellionides pruinosus
*Trachelipus rathkii

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 Post subject: Re: Isopods?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:10 pm 
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Thanks for the correction! They were sold as Oniscus asellus, so I thought that's what they are :). Although some of them were actually Armadillidium sp...

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 Post subject: Re: Isopods?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:50 pm 
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I wish I could get some of the cool ones from Europe, especially Spain. No matter how many hours I drive, we don't really have anything nice looking in the states. We do have some neat color forms of adventive European species.


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