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Old 12-01-2019, 12:24 AM
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Default Re: Isopod substrate

Originally Posted by calhoun3186 View Post
I'm feeding bug burger, have leaf litter and cork bark as well
Ah. Yes, they'll eat the leaf litter (I mix mine in), and some will eat the cork too.

Originally Posted by calhoun3186 View Post
I tried searching and read many threads but really couldn't get a good idea of what properties the substrate needs.
I really wasn't trying to blow you off. Sometimes (usually) I feel like a big jerk playing the 'go search' card -- but then I don't, because here's a bit from the first hit on that search:

Originally Posted by Pumilo View Post
ABG works well because it is light and airy, stays moist, and is packed with organics that your Isopods/Woodlice can eat.
A cheaper alternative would be a peat based mix with plenty of organics mixed in.

Exactly what you wanted
, and the rest of that thread is an epic goldmine of culturing info. Can't pass that stuff up.
I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd.

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