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#21 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted October 15 2020 - 7:44 AM

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In colorado it is soon it will snow and sadly I have only seen 3 species of isopods. the most common one is this .


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#22 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted October 15 2020 - 7:46 AM

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In colorado it is soon it will snow and sadly I have only seen 2 species of isopods. the most common one is armadillidium vulgare


Edited by Antkeeper01, October 15 2020 - 7:50 AM.

1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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#23 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 15 2020 - 7:17 PM

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Have you ever kept those completely aquatic isopods? I would love to catch some, but I am having a hard time finding any creeks to look in. All my usual spots are dried up. 


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#24 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted October 16 2020 - 8:02 AM

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never seen any completely aquatic isopods and yesterday I couldn't find any isopods. and right now its 42 F so it doesn't look like I will be caring for any this year as they are probably in hibernation right now like earwigs.

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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#25 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 17 2020 - 9:00 AM

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Have you ever kept those completely aquatic isopods? I would love to catch some, but I am having a hard time finding any creeks to look in. All my usual spots are dried up. 

No, although I have seen completely marine isopods at the beach (planning on some saltwater species soon if possible.)


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#26 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 20 2020 - 3:34 PM

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Big population boom, surprisingly the nasatum have only dropped one clutch on mancae. A bit worried for them.

 

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#27 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 21 2020 - 8:45 AM

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woah those look cool


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#28 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted October 21 2020 - 11:11 AM

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You're keeping maculatum "Chocolate" and the nasatum together?


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#29 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 21 2020 - 12:26 PM

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You're keeping maculatum "Chocolate" and the nasatum together?

Normal maculatum, the juvies just look creamier than the adults. And yes, I'm keeping all my "pill bugs" together. Same with my "slaters," those are all together as well.


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#30 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 26 2020 - 3:10 PM

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Some odd colors I found on vulgare. Some of them resemble klugii, wonder if I can isolate that coloration.

 

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#31 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 26 2020 - 4:05 PM

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just curious, are you the same ponerinecat as on arachnoboards?


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#32 Online ANTdrew - Posted October 26 2020 - 4:34 PM

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I saw a vulgare similar to the middle one the other day.

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#33 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 26 2020 - 6:06 PM

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just curious, are you the same ponerinecat as on arachnoboards?

Yes.


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#34 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted October 26 2020 - 7:11 PM

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Surprised the Cubaris murina aren't running rampant everywhere (yet...).

I had a "cull"/extra box of murina and A. granulatum and something went south ... all the granulatum died but the murina are still going. And granulatum are tough little pods, too.


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#35 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 1 2020 - 11:12 AM

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Almost done with the tank, looks like the seal is holding up well. I'll move most of my isopods in here soon.

 

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#36 Offline Devi - Posted November 1 2020 - 11:52 AM

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Beautiful scape!  You should try a paludariam with aquatic and land-dwelling isopods.  That would be sick...



#37 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 1 2020 - 4:58 PM

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Beautiful scape!  You should try a paludariam with aquatic and land-dwelling isopods.  That would be sick...

Exactly what I'm doing, a little pond section in the corner. Wasn't visible in that picture because I wasnt finished with it and it looked a tad ugly.



#38 Offline Devi - Posted November 1 2020 - 5:14 PM

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Nice!  Yeah, I didn't see that...  How big is the tank?  It's hard to get a good sense of scale in that picture.  I am actually planning on maybe doing something similar to this!  This is a great read.  :D



#39 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 1 2020 - 5:17 PM

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29 gal.



#40 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted November 2 2020 - 12:38 AM

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Almost done with the tank, looks like the seal is holding up well. I'll move most of my isopods in here soon.

 

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It looks nice! Only problem I see is that the isopods will probably chew through the live plants like a cheese grater. Also, referring back to what I said earlier, hybridization may not be an issue with your isopods, but competition sure will. If you are keeping the species together, just keep an eye on the populations to make sure they don't outcompete each other. 


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