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This is a discussion on Sowbug Care within the Scuds, Freshwater Shrimp, Slaters, Woodlice, etc forums, part of the Food: Live, Frozen, Freeze-Dried, Pellets, etc category; Rearing Sow Bugs (Terrestrial Isopods) Terrestrial Isopods (Sowbugs, Pillbugs, Potato Bugs) As Food for Captive Reptiles and Amphibians | That ...

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Old 6th September 2013   #1 (permalink)
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I've had incredible success raising the tropical white isopods. I originally acquired a good sized group of them (~40 individuals). I put them in a small plastic storage container at 73F filled with a substrate mixture of cocofiber, tree fern fiber, sphagnum moss, and orchid bark. Initially I just left them, only sprinkling fish flakes occasionally, because I had heard they are slow breeders. But after about a month, I checked their container, and in digging up their substrate I found hundreds of them.



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