Yesterday I receive my end of a trade that I made with Jared Cohen of the Allpet Roaches Forum. I received thirty six Porecellio laevis"White", thirty four Porcellio laevis"Orange", and seven very small Armadillidium maculatum! Jared had excellent communication, the isopods were packed very securely, and he even included a little drawing of a P.laevis"Orange" on their container. He's a great guy to do business with and I wouldn't hesitate to do so again!
Now lets move onto the isopods shall we? ;)
I'm keeping the P.laevis"White" in a large Sterilite container with about an inch of coconut fiber mixed with some small chunks of rotten wood for the substrate and some dead leaves on top. I also have an egg-crate in there for them to hide under, although they seem to prefer burrowing. I'm keeping the P.leavis"Orange" in the container I used to have my mixed isopod colony in, which is a medium-sized Sterilite container. I am using an inch or so of coconut fiber as the substrate in their container with some dead leaves on top, and a piece of egg crate for them to hide under if they so choose. Lastly, I'm keeping the very small A.maculatum in the container that the P.laevis"White" were shipped in, which is a fairly small plastic deli cup with a lot of ventilation on the lid. I am using about half an inch of coconut fiber as the substrate for them with a couple chunk of rotten wood and some dead leaves on top. I also have a very small piece of egg-crate in there for them to hide under.
Here are some pics of my new and beautiful isopods!
|P.leavis"White" eating a fish food pellet|
|P.leavis"Orange" going to town on some fish food pellets|
The little update I wanted to share is that I will be having my first adult A.tesselata very soon, since my sub-adult female is showing pre-molting signs.
Here are some pics showing the pre-molting signs.
Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post, as always, and I'll see you all next time! :)