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#41 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 5 2020 - 2:30 PM

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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. 

 

Definitely. I'm hoping there's enough plants to occupy the isopods so they won't destroy any individual group, combined with regular harvesting.


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#42 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 5 2020 - 2:35 PM

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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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that is beautiful! 


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#43 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 10 2020 - 2:11 PM

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Picked up a lot of juvenile Brackenridgia heroldi. I love these little guys, despite being pretty boring.

 

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#44 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 31 2020 - 6:41 PM

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Photo dump.

 

A. vulgare mating with A. maculatum, saw this happen twice.

 

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A. vulgare photoshoot.

 

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Yellow A. maculatum, reduced markings.

 

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A. maculatum with unusually light markings.

 

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B. heroldi.

 

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C. murina, largest individual I see.

 

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#45 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted December 31 2020 - 7:41 PM

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Those are great pictures. Have you ever gotten hybrid baby isos?


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#46 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 31 2020 - 8:17 PM

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Nope.



#47 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 21 2021 - 4:12 PM

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Received some Nesodillo sp. phipun/red tiger today. 

 

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#48 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted January 21 2021 - 4:46 PM

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That sphagnum moss looks very soft.


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