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  1. Strictly talking about vertebrates, there's so many options to choose from, but I'd go with the Giant Armadillo (Priodontes maximus) because Armadillos are basically the back-boned version of isopods and this particular one is massive among others. Ravens probably come in at a close second due to their large size, overall spooky vibe, and awesome speaking ability. I adore lots of other odd things as well like species from the orders Accipitriformes, Cingulata, Pilosa, Pholidota, Chiroptera, and Rodentia, along with the genus, Lepus, and just fish in general. 

  2. 21 hours ago, aspenentomology said:

    How do you not have mold on the egg crates in your isopod enclosures? I've seen people use it before, but in my experience it molds far too easily.

    The egg crate in the Armadillidium vulgare "Orange Vigor" enclosure was actually used in their previous enclosure for months where things were more ventilated and the substrate got a tad drier. When I moved it to the new enclosure, It seems like it somehow microbialy was already used to the conditions in isopod enclosures and somehow resists it now? The other egg crates I have in enclosures which are basically identical or even drier than the aforementioned enclosure are somehow molding, so this supports my theory a bit.

  3. Porcellio scaber "Piebald"










    Medium-sized to large individuals (note the amount/placement of piebalding can change during the lifetime and individuals usually have to be 1/3 grown before they show any)


    Pregnant female (note the marsupium on her stomach)

  4. How's it going everyone? 🙂

    Long time no post! School has finally swept past me once again for this year and so my focus can now shift back to the roaches (as if it wasn't already somewhat lol). I plan to get the photoshoots going soon so I can get some more pictures slapped up here and build up this thread. However, one development in my collection that there's no need waiting to supply pictures for is that I'm now officially hisserless! 😮 The allergies were just getting too bad for me and I wasn't doing particularly great with the species I had, so I just decided to sell them all off to a trusted breeder. Even though this is technically supposed to be a thread representing my current collection, I say why not share some pictures here of some absolutely gorgeous roaches I may never own again. 🙂

    Here it goes:

    Elliptorhina laevigata




    Adult male(s)





    Freshly-molted adult male









    Adult females




    Large nymph(s)


    Gromphadorhina grandidieri






    Adult male




    Adult female






    Small nymphs


    Individuals attempting to hide


    Gromphadorhina grandidieri/Elliptorhina laevigata



    Adult male comparison (G.grandidieri left, E.laevigata right)


    Adult male comparison (E.laevigata left, G.grandidieri right)

    Besides these two hisser species, I also had Gromphadorhina oblongonota, but unfortunately didn't manage to get pictures of them before shipping them away. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed what I did have to show and be sure to stay tuned for more pictures from my drastically-enlarged collection!