I’ve been reading about people putting isopods in their crabitats for a while now and I must say I’ve been very interested in trying it myself. I couldn’t find anywhere to buy them online in Australia until recently. I ordered ten and then talked about it with my husband and he went hunting in our backyard and came back with one! It is now in our crabitat.
I asked for advice about isopods / pillbugs / slaters on the Land Hermit Crab Owners Society ( link ) and it was suggested that I breed the 10 that I bought before placing them in the tank, so that is what I am going to do. I was given other advice about how to create a potato trap to catch my own.
Hubby and I didn’t have an apple corer so we used a knife to make a circular hole through the potato and then used some of the potato as a ‘plug’ for one end. I checked yesterday and I couldn’t see any isopods as yet but it is early days.
See the different varieties of Isopods available at Isopod Connection here .