Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Cylisticus convexus

I've had these isopods for almost two years now, I found them In some wet debris next to a canal. I feed them dead leaves, dog food, fruit and veggies. The substrate was at first coconut fiber, then a mix of coconut fiber and rotten wood chunks, but now that has gotten moldy so I will have to change it back to coconut fiber sometime this month. They are pretty cool because they look like any other sowbugs, but they can curl into balls like pillbug. However, they curl up into a tear shape, rather than a circle like roly polys. They are not as productive as other isopods in my experience. Here are some pictures!

The cage
Will keep posted. Hope you guys enjoy!

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