Im researching isopods for a bioactive setup for my new savannah monitor. Is going cheapest and getting a larger quantity better? Or a lesser amount of a more expensive species? Let me know what you think please.
Well hello @george0809 and welcome to the community! Glad to have you here! Now about those isopods! Imo you should probably go with isopods that will do the best in the environment you are are going to keep your monitor in. Temps and humidity in the enclosure will affect the isopods that are living in there too, so no matter if you go with bulk and cheap or expensive and scant, make sure whatever you buy will be suitable for the environment. The hardy isos will probably be the best to start out with though. I am sure someone else with way more experience than I have will come along with advice for you as well.
Best of luck with your isos and we all love pictures so feel free to post them anytime!
Have a great and safe Labor Day weekend!
More expensive species are often for people keeping them as pets, not bioactives. For bioactive enclosures, I would recommend zebra isopods (low moisture), dairy cow isopods (medium moisture), or some type of P. pruinous isopod (high moisture; and there are different variations). There are other options, but these are my personal favorites. Typically isopods in the same genus are similar, so if you have a low moisture enclosure, most Armadillidium species would be fine (although it depends on the species). There are a ton of different colors and patterns, so you have a lot of choices.
ty for the info. based on what ur saying i think the dairy cows would be best.
ty for the info!