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  1. Beginner Discussion
    Hello everyone hope all is going well, have a question about isopods, my dwarf white isopods are thriving, and now I’m thinking about getting some different types of isopod as well for my Tinctorious/Phyllobates, any one got any recommendations what kind of isopods are your favorite? Thanks, Mikey
  2. Identification Forum
    Hey everyone. I had a few questions about things I've seen crawling in my spring and iso cultures, I did my best to get some photos. In all the springtail pictures, the big white blobs are yeast granules because I cleverly just fed them right before photo time. First of all, I'm pretty sure...
  3. Beginner Discussion
    Hi! I'm a beginner in the hobby, or maybe not even that, as I don't yet have frogs. I have been planning a vivarium for years and just now got around to building it. It's not completely finished and definitely needs time to settle before I add frogs anyway, but I'm very excited to do so in maybe...
  4. Food & Feeding
    I've never attempted to culture isopods before so I'm very new to all their ins and outs. Over the past few days several have died due to what I think is failed molting (they appear half white, half normal). Is this a normal thing that just happens a lot or could there be something I'm doing/not...
  5. Food & Feeding
    Hello all, Nick here and I was wondering about isopods. I recently procured a couple groups of isopods and was wondering how long it will take for my cultures to grow. I have about 16 P. Laevis, 5 A. Maculatum, and 6 P. Scaber "calico". they are all in different tubs naturally. Thanks!
  6. Beginner Discussion
    Hi everybody. I'm brand new here. I just found these guys in my dwarf purple isopod culture. These worms are super small, kind of white/translucent, and they are pretty wiggly. Are these nematodes, or the dreaded nemerteans? Sorry for the bad quality video. I got as close as I could. Thanks...
  7. Food & Feeding
    Hey all, does anyone know where I can purchase red isopods? I recently discovered that there was some native to the UK known as Rosy Isopods or Androniscus dentiger. There is apparently a population close to where I live but I'm not having much luck finding any (possibly due to it being winter)...
  8. New Members Introductions
    Because I am a silly goose and posted this as a response in someone else's thread. This reminds me of a question I have been trying to research. Will the bacteria in Mosquito Dunks/Bits (which also kill Fungus Gnat larva, making it one of the best ways to kill Fungus Gnats) harm Springtails or...
  9. Parts & Construction
    Hi, I didn't quite see any posts like this anywhere. I started cultivating plants in an old tank, green onions, peppermint, aloe, cilantro.... I heard the benefits of a bioactive substrate and threw some isos n springos in there. I have MiracleGro peat moss and organic soil with worm castings...
  10. Food & Feeding
    Is anyone working with species <5mm other than the dwarf whites, dwarf purples, and dwarf striped grays?
  11. SouthWest
    I am in really big need for dwarf isopods in the D/FW area. I'm trying to seed my vivarium with isos this week before I'm out of town for the majority of the month. I was hoping someone in the Dallas/Ft worth area could hook me up with some dwarf isopods, preferably the dwarf purples but at this...
  12. Food & Feeding
    I've done some reading on this but I wanted a little feedback. The requirement to prepare the Bug Burger and replace it every two days is more work than I can handle in addition to everything else I do for bugs and frogs. (I'm disabled, not lazy. Well, not ONLY lazy. ;) ) I've seen many people...
  13. Food & Feeding
    Will storing the fish flakes and dog food in the freezer kill/prevent mites from being added to my cultures? Thanks :)
  14. Food & Feeding
    I have a tank that is empty of frogs and seeded with isopods and springtails. The past few days when I look inside the tank I see Isopods all over. I plan on receiving some Frogs from Blue Pumilio this week and I was curious if I should worry about there being to many full grown Isos in the...
  15. Food & Feeding
    Hi there, im kinda new to dart frogs, but i was wondering if you HAVE to have a fruit fly culture, or can you just feed your frogs dusted springtails and isopods?
  16. Beginner Discussion
    This write-up is to provide beginners with a guide to microfauna commonly found in a dart frog vivarium. **Please Note: This is in no way a definitive guide. This will only be covering basic microfauna & is not a guide to types of feeders or harmful fauna** I will try to depict some of the...
  17. Food & Feeding
    will isopods (rollie pollies) from my backyard go well in my viv or will they bring some sort of pathogen or hurt my frog? do i have to buy a specific type of isopod or will these suffice? also, i have a small venus flytrap that can go in my viv. will it hurt my frog (my frog is much bigger than...
  18. Parts & Construction
    Hey, i'm about ready to be starting a bunch of new builds (no questions, ill the zoo construction later) and was ready to get all the stuff for bulk ABG mixes. I already got all the info on that but what isos should i add to the ABG? Also, im going to need huge amounts for ABG for the over...
  19. Newts & Salamanders
    Today I decided to take a stroll down to the creek that flows through or forest of a backyard here in northwest Tennessee. Usually, this is the time of year when tadpoles are swimming and there aren't too many mosquitoes yet. I thought I'd check out what organisms had come to life recently, as...
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