Let’s see some inverts

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Your cage lights are giving me ideas :smirk:

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Haha, is it just me or does this P. gigas look like it’s got angry eyes?

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Stunning! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: one of my favorite T species

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My largest Versi. Still not that large

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Still blue so still a kid T I see. I would love to have a C versi T. They are prob my new world of choice with P metallica being my dream old world. (I think I like aboreal T’s more than the chunker terrestrial ones).

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These guys turn pink as an adult, right?

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Yeah pinks blues and purples

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Sweet love that color combination

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Yesterday I got another species of isopod. Porcellio pruinosus, powder blue/orange isopods. They came in the same container so I split them into color morphs and through artificial selection, hopefully improve the color.




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Awesome! I keep oranges, myself, so if you have any questions, let me know! I’ll be sure to bug you about them the more I see them, too.

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First questions:
How long do they typically take to breed once the colony is first started?
What foods do you feed and is it good to offer a variety?

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Powder Oranges breed pretty fast, in comparison to say Magic Potions, so you should see mancae within a week or so. These take a little more humidity to thrive, so I made sure I put a couple different types of moss in with them, because they didn’t seem to reproduce very quickly until I had the humidity over 50-60%. As far as food goes, I’ve been using Repashy Bug Burger, Repashy Morning Wood, sometimes by themselves and sometimes mixed 50/50. The Morning Wood tends to grow mold quickly on its own, I didn’t notice it as much with the Bug Burger and 50/50 mix, but I also have a good springtail colony in there with them to combat mite infestation. They like a number of different raw foods, I see carrots and cucumbers disappear the fastest, but I haven’t tried too many other things with them. And of course leaf litter. I haven’t tried it with my Powder Oranges yet, but isopods also break down and eat snake skin, like shedded skins, it’s a good source of calcium for them. I can speak for the Magic Potions on that note, though, they blew up after I started giving them snake sheds.

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Thank you! That’s very helpful. I don’t have any snakes (yet) so sheds aren’t an option. Would cuttlebone pieces work as an alternative and should I add them?

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I’ve never seen or read anything that says you shouldn’t, and they break down all kinds of stuff for calcium, so try it out! Maybe we’ll both learn something new.

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If you look closely, you can see them all full of carrot.

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I added a piece of cuttlebone to the tub. Because we all love experiments I made the piece exactly 1.00 grams. I’ll check weekly to see how much it weighs.

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