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Hi, found these iso-pods (?) while re-doing a tank. I suspect they hitched a ride on a branch I used in the viv, or were part of a collection of sweepings. Either way, they populated the viv pretty well!
Anyone have an ID? Or experience with these?


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Looks like a small pill bug. The frogs won't eat 'em but they are a good janitor for the tank. Flip over a rock or log when it warms up a bit and they're everywhere. They are detritovores.

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Appears to be Porcellio sp. (sowbug). Frogs will eat the juvies. The adults will to a good job at cleaning up detritus.

Most obvious difference between these and Armadillidium (pillbugs) is that Armadillidium roll up into a tight ball. Porcellio do not.
 
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