Adding Isopods to Main Tank

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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:17 pm

Thanks. tonight I put a dead Flukers grasshopper and somew carrots.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:41 am

None of the isopods ate the grasshopper nor the carrots
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by The Crab Maid » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:20 am

My guys prefer their veggies wilted or starting to go bad. But they also like hermit crab poop so meh.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:49 pm

I sell Oak Bark in my store.

My isopods LOVE moss, bark, leaf litter, carrots, apples, and cork bark. (This is in my huge storage tote)

In my crabitats - they eat all of the above including crab poop and my crab food.

Isopods need organic just like crabs. They also need calcium.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:14 pm

I tried grasshoppers, moist apples, and carrots with no luck.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by PinchersAndShells » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:10 pm

Mine really like Zoo Med red shrimp, which is also great for the crabs!
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:25 pm

Would regular freeze dried shrimp work the same? I hope they find something which they will enjoy. I used to have a food bowl and they used to eat it a long time ago, and now I dont' use a food bowl. WIll the food bowl make a difference?
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by PinchersAndShells » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:36 pm

I don’t think the bowl matters too much, I believe that would be fine. I just think that the red shrimp catches their attention because it’s REALLY smelly.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:10 pm

Sorry for all of these questions. This is my isopod tank
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by PinchersAndShells » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:15 pm

Looks good to me!
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by The Crab Maid » Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:57 am

I barely noticed my isopods eating for a long while, but as they multiplied and there were more I began to notice it. They probably are eating, it's just such a little amount it's hard to notice.
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:14 am

I never see any babies on the carrots. I also rarely see poop on the food
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:26 pm

i Just came back from vacation, and I don’t see any isopods. Even any on their cork log. I don’t see any either. Could get just have all dug?
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:56 am

Also, I recently put in Zucchini in my isopod tank. I saw one tiny, clear worm on it. Is this a nematode? If so, how can I get rid of them?
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Re: Adding Isopods to Main Tank

Post by GotButterflies » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:16 pm

It's hard to get rid of nematodes. They are everywhere...

Try to be patient.

What is your humidity? They do like things humid - and darkness seems to be popular too. I'm not an isopod expert - but I notice my isopods preferring darkness over light...
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