Isopods as cleaners?

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Isopods as cleaners?

Postby Lexylexyy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:26 pm


Hi! So I have Dermestid Beatles as my clean up crew for my Dubias, but I don’t know if they’re really making a difference being a clean up crew!

I heard that isopods are even better for a clean up crew. Does anyone have experiences with this? Where can I buy isopods?
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Re: Isopods as cleaners?

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:53 am

I think the Biodude sells isopods and other cleanup crew. I've had pretty good luck using superworms as cleaner crew in my colony. I have a combination of worms and beetles in there and they just do their thing. I've noticed the bodies and frass buildup is much lower than before I started using them. They have lasted for well over a year without any interference from me.
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Re: Isopods as cleaners?

Postby williamk34 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:31 am

Isopods and in conjunction springtails you really won't get the full effect out of them unless you have them in a bioactive dubia roaches will eat them so without them having a place that they can hide you're basically just feeding your roaches in the bio dude is a very good source for springtails and isopods he takes very good care of them you don't have to take a risk of importing mites to your colony.
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Re: Isopods as cleaners?

Postby Hydrogod86 » Wed May 01, 2019 4:29 am

Get some rolly poleys
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