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Native Pill bugs (Rollie pollie) ok to use ?
#1
I have a quick question I just acquired a new fully set up tank and two baby leucs. But I wanted to know if I picked up pill bugs from outside in the yard would they be harmful in Amy kind of way to my PDFs?
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#2
Isopods from your area could carry disease and pathogens. The soil could even contain chytrid. Those are extreme possibilities of course, but they could happen. I would obtain some 'hobby" isopods - orange or dwarf white and not take the risk.
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#3
I'm still new here and even newer to isopods. I recently obtained Oranges and Giant Canyons from a commercial vendor - some of the Oranges went into the viv already, but I'm looking to establish my cultures before I start seeding heavily. One of the best resources I have found so far is the care sheet here on DD (sticky in the feeding section):
http://dartden.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4315

I'll admit that as soon as my kids saw the Oranges and Canyons they immediately went out side "roly poly hunting", so I now have a pill bug "house" going Smile The pill bugs won't make it into the viv - they are just "pets" for the kids. Hadn't thought about the chytrid issue that Phil raised. Good warning for us newbs.
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#4
Thank you all I appreciate the info. And the link helped out a lot!!Smile
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