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Rollie Pollie bug

Discussion in 'General questions about care.' started by rugh1982, Oct 9, 2009.

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  1. Hermies4Ever

    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Cool! Are they getting along with your hermies?
     
  2. rugh1982

    rugh1982 "First Molt In Progress"

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    NO!!!!!!!!! they killed all my hermies!!!!!!!!!!!

    just kidding :)
    i cant see them, they prob underground somewhere
     
  3. Hermies4Ever

    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    I actually believed you before I saw the "Just Kidding"!!! What kind of substrate do you have??? What kind of substrate do Rollie Pollies likes???
     
  4. rugh1982

    rugh1982 "First Molt In Progress"

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    1. beach sand
    2. dont know, but in my back yard they live in sand and dirt
     
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    Hermies4Ever (Large Crab)

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    Oh, okay. . . So, what are you feeding the Rollie Pollies???
     
  6. Laughs O Lot

    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    That's a really good idea! :D I think OneOnion did this too! I wanted to, but my mom refused to allow any bugs in the house lol! I love rollie pollies! When I was little I kept one in a tissue box as a pet for a day but it either died or got lost... I forgot which one.
     
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    Crabby_Crazy "First Molt, A Success"

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    Actually, they are very very simmalar!!!!!!!!! rollie polies have modifided gills-just like our crabs! i had a roillie pollie farm at one point, and did alot of reasherch, and they need high humitity too, and eat rotting food. I will most deffinatly try this!!
     
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    Laughs O Lot (JUMBO CRAB)

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    Wow, that's fascinating! No wonder they get along with hermies so well!
     
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    Crabby_Crazy "First Molt, A Success"

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    I know right? i know just where to find them tomorow i go rollie pollie hunting!!
     
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    I think I found one when I was planting flowers at school. But it wasn't moving...
     
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    rugh1982 "First Molt In Progress"

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    7 of them so far in the tank, cant seem to find them...
     
  12. cloie74

    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    They burrow so you probably wont see them till they go looking for food, my Hermies mad such a mess with last nights dinner I think I need them! I'm just afraid of them climbing the net and getting out into my house OMG I would never sleep again knowing there was a bug loose!! :eek:
     
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    Ummmm.....this may seem like a silly question to some of you, but why not just pick up the food lying around the tank the next morning. That way it just about eliminates any food laying around to rot, plus it eliminates the need to add another creature in with the hermies. I've heard of them being added when there was no other solution for a never-ending mite problem, but then they were removed or died off. (adding to the decomposing problem)

    If it were me, I'd leave well enough alone.
     
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    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    I DO pick up every morning but I only have a 20 gal tank and 6 crabs so by morning my tank looks like there was a war in there! Upturned coco huts, up rooted plants and they never put their shells back in the toy box where they get them (tee-hee) someone is always digging around so it is literally impossible for me to find every piece of food that they may have dropped in there and let ,e tell you the situation is getting a bit stinky. I can smell decomposing green pepper but for the life of me CAN'T find it! lol
    :eek:
     
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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    hehehehe...sounds like a bunch of somebodies need a big time-out! :D
     
  16. cloie74

    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    LOL They do! I bet they would sit in the naughty chair better than my 4 year old lol
    After I set up the new tank I am going to take a "before" picture and then in the morning after they have been in it all night I'll take an "After" lol
    You will see!
    Wish I could figure a way to set up my webcam and video them all night!
     
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    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Yeah, I'm never doing different substrates again - coconut fiber is in the upper levels and sand on the bottom, but there's tons of coconut fiber in the sand at this point (7 months later...waiting on the last of the molters and a break in the work schedule), so it's hard to find the food that gets trampled into the sand what with all the coconut fiber.
     
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    rugh1982 "First Molt In Progress"

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    i wanted to do the web cam thing, but i`m afraid my cats will eat the cam
    at least the crab are contained in the tank. cats go all over the house
    the even tried to chow the corners of the crabitat lid :)
     
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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I use moss in my upper levels and if it falls out, it is easy to put it back in. The hermies really like it too. :)
     
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    cloie74 "Second Molt, A Success"

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    I just put my first moss pit in yesterday, I soaked it in purified Oceanic first and put it in a hole I made in the sand, (I dont care if they make a mess we are switching tanks tomorrow anyway) well they LOVE it! I'm actually worried that Dozer loved it so much it caused him to want to molt lol in which case we arent changing tanks tomorrow! lol
     
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