Adding Isopods to Main Tank

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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:33 pm

Thanks for the reminder. Its been days since I saw the one Isopod. I am probably paranormal, but I would think that I would see her again by now.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by The Crab Maid » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:09 pm

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Thanks for the reminder. Its been days since I saw the one Isopod. I am probably paranormal, but I would think that I would see her again by now.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:23 pm

Lmbo I am always paranoid about everything. I saw her today eating from a carrot and does not have a yellow underbelly full of babies anymore. The thing I am paranoid now is about if she was never pregnant because I don’t see any isopod babies (mankai or however you spell it)
Edit: Oops, I meant paranoid. Paranormal probably came up in my autocorrect because I believe in the paranormal and talk about it
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by The Crab Maid » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:30 pm

AwesomeHermit wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Lmbo I am always paranoid about everything. I saw her today eating from a carrot and does not have a yellow underbelly full of babies anymore. The thing I am paranoid now is about if she was never pregnant because I don’t see any isopod babies (mankai or however you spell it)
Edit: Oops, I meant paranoid. Paranormal probably came up in my autocorrect because I believe in the paranormal and talk about it
I just thought the typo was funny, like you have paranormal hermit crab/isopod senses. Or isopods make you paranormal, not sure. :lol:
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:29 am

Yea, I did as well :lol:
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:39 am

Can someone provide any links for me to buy cheap bark for the isopods? I only have rocks but I feel like that may squish them.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:39 am

Can someone provide any links for me to buy cheap bark for the isopods? I only have rocks but I feel like that may squish them.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:16 pm

Or are there any alternatives to bark? I have a large piece of cholla wood.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by The Crab Maid » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:49 pm

My isopods love living in the cholla wood I have with the crabs.

Rocks are fine unless you're constantly moving them around to squish them.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:50 pm

I went to the same place I got my other isopod, and I found 2 more adult isopods and many babies. I am happy that inbreeding problems won’t occur.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:03 pm

Isopods love cork bark and leaf litter too - you can pick that up at practically any pet store!! :)
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:11 pm

Yeah, I will be going to PetSmart later today in hopes of finding bark
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:01 pm

Petsmart and a local store didn't have any :( I will go to Petco tomorrow
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:46 am

Also my isopods will not eat. I gave them broccoli and carrots. My past isopods used to love carrots. what can I feed them?
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by PinchersAndShells » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:22 am

Try a protein source! Some species like proteins more than others.
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