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Firenkyo

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Been getting some decent videos and pictures of my isopods recently, and I wanted to share them with fellow enthusiasts! I don't have any professional equipment (besides the microscope you'll see featured) so most of this is just shot from my phone.





I ordered some more Porcellionides pruinosus recently and they got here today, but like 8/20 of them were not the same species. My guesses are a Zebra and some Porcellio Scaber. I took some videos under my microscope for reference.
 
Been getting some decent videos and pictures of my isopods recently, and I wanted to share them with fellow enthusiasts! I don't have any professional equipment (besides the microscope you'll see featured) so most of this is just shot from my phone.


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I ordered some more Porcellionides pruinosus recently and they got here today, but like 8/20 of them were not the same species. My guesses are a Zebra and some Porcellio Scaber. I took some videos under my microscope for reference.
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Last one is definitely Armadillidium maculatum. They are the best!
 
Last one is definitely Armadillidium maculatum. They are the best!
They are gorgeous! I've actually been wanting them for a bit now, but since I'm in an apartment I'm a little limited on space for a bunch of colonies - so I've just got my good old pruinosus. So it was kinda a nice surprise to get the zebra! There's only one, though, so unless it's a pregnant female I won't be having a colony any time soon.

Someday I'll get a rubber ducky colony....they are SO cute.
 
I’m trying really, really hard to convince myself it’s a good idea to dump $400 for some Merulanella tricolor pods!
 
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Here are my zebras in a display setup in my science classroom.
 
I’m trying really, really hard to convince myself it’s a good idea to dump $400 for some Merulanella tricolor pods!
Oh I've never seen those before! They are stunning! They look like some sort of colorful tiled pattern almost. I wish there were some scientific articles about their discovery because I'd love to learn about them. It's so weird how they can evolve that coloration (like rubber duckies) in the wild.


And your zebras are adorable! They're super striking and I bet the class loves them!
 
I'd love to get Armadillidium klugii! They're such a pretty species.

Also, some more microscope pictures of the isopods, which do not like to cooperate
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Flipped over the isopod barks to check on how they're doing, still going strong! I saw a baby orange cream which is cool, I bought some at an expo but 7/10 died. Hopefully they'll reproduce some more!
 
Took some isopod videos for an experiment project proposal I'm doing in class! They were not cooperating.


A deliberate sabotage of my video



Isopod slap fight (some mild flashing in this one)



Munchin'



Isopod on the move
 
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