Armadillidium klugii “Montenegro”
It’s a very social kind that is usually found in big groups. It’s always great to turn a piece of wood around and find a ton of animals on one spot. As soon as they feel bothered, they curl up into a ball. This can even happen when you’re adding water by spraying inside the tank. That’s why I rather just put some water in one corner. Compared to other Armadillium kinds, the Montenegro Isopod can be kept a little dryer.
Usually, Armadillium klugii “Montenegro” breed easily. The development time is an average of 7 months. The offsprings are tiny and are mostly found in the ground substrate and therefore they’re hardly noticable.
You can put many isopods in one tank if you offer them enough space to hide. It’s a great kind for beginners but they’re always a great option for experienced keepers, too!
Over time I leaned that it is not a problem to restrict on protein since it’s not eating regulary and usually gets mouldy after a while. They’re much more into fallen leaves and dead wood than vegetables or fruit. Therefore it’s enough to just copy the usual finding of forest ground. As soon as the ground forms to soil, it’s time to give it a makeover again.
You can repeat this procedure as many times as you want but you’ll soon have a lot of ground inside the tank and better start off at 0 again.
Sometimes I still offer them proteins, and for that I pimped the tank with tropical springtails because they eat all the food leftovers.
Tipp: Armadillidium klugii “Montenegro” can also be part of the Insektenliebe Isopod Starter-Set.
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