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Old 11-11-2019, 12:31 AM
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recently acquired some isopods, was wondering what the best substrate and food for this species is? does a substrate that is easily burrowed work best, a shallow container or a deep one? how does one feed frogs isopods, full sized ones are much too big for my frogs, do the adults survive while the babies get picked off?

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recently acquired some isopods, was wondering what the best substrate and food for this species is? does a substrate that is easily burrowed work best, a shallow container or a deep one? how does one feed frogs isopods, full sized ones are much too big for my frogs, do the adults survive while the babies get picked off?

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Dirt and leaves for substrate.
They will in my experience just live between the dirt and leaves, don't bury much.
I wouldn't feed them to frogs, they're likely to be too big for the frogs to eat.
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should i not have any in vivarium then or only have a few, or should i have a different species like dwarf white isopods in with my frogs?

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should i not have any in vivarium then or only have a few, or should i have a different species like dwarf white isopods in with my frogs?

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Dwarf white isopods are much better for in frog vivariums, in my opinion. I do have Porcellionides pruinosus in with one of my frog tanks but have been pulling them out whenever I see them to remove them from the tank. Could just be my worry over them harming the frogs, and not actually be a danger.
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Dwarf white isopods are much better for in frog vivariums, in my opinion. I do have Porcellionides pruinosus in with one of my frog tanks but have been pulling them out whenever I see them to remove them from the tank. Could just be my worry over them harming the frogs, and not actually be a danger.
I'm not a fan of them either. I have a cx of powder orange, and compared to dwarfs they are monsters. Big, way too active, and they've eaten everything good out out of the 50/50 ABG/oak leaves substrate in only a few months. Yes, I could tweak my feeding of them I suppose, but if there is special regular care for a clean up crew, then they aren't a CUC anymore, but rather are just more viv inhabitants.

I'll not be putting them in any frog vivs, though I understand other folks do, and seem to appreciate them. They are pretty and fun to watch in the culture bin, though.
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Wet abg and leaf litter is the easiest.
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