Care guidelines used at TBH

A review for each genus we carry. Although such courses provide you a head start, care for each character species may also vary. This webpage is dynamic and constantly updated as new data becomes available.

Armadillidium

Temperature range: 68 to 85
Growth Rate: Moderate
Moisture: Low Reproduction: Moderate to Fast

A tough species that is yet highly forgiving. It is an excellent group for first-time keepers.

House on organic soil and should include rotting bark, leaf litter, crushed or entire charcoal, and hardwood bark skins like those from oak or cotton wood. We have also included peat moss, alfalfa powder and calcium carbonate in the mix. Substrate must always have a wet region and should never be kept dry.

As the population increases, ventilation and airflow are necessary to prevent off-gas buildup and a possible colony collapse.

With either fresh veggies like squash or carrots, feeding is comparatively easy. Dry powders can be used, we use Hard Pill to Swallow as it is complete however, the supplied bioactive material, soil, and leaf litter should be their primary diet.

Porcellio

Range of temperatures: 68 to 85
Low Growth Rate: Moisture Moderate
Rapid to Moderate Reproduction


An excellent species for beginners and advance keepers dependent on the species. Porcellio scaber and its variants seems to be forgiving and great for the beginner while larger species from Spain often have a range of needs. This species is thought to be protein-hungry.

House on organic soil and should include rotting bark, leaf litter, crushed or entire charcoal, and hardwood bark skins like those from oak or cotton wood. We have also included peat moss, alfalfa powder and calcium carbonate in the mix. Substrate must always have a wet region and should never be kept dry.

Although ventilation and airflow are required, more airflow is required to maintain greater Porcellio content.

With either fresh veggies like squash or carrots, feeding is comparatively easy. Dry powders can be used, we use Hard Pill to Swallow as it is complete however, the supplied bioactive material, soil, and leaf litter should be their primary diet.


Cubaris

Range of temperatures: 68 to 78
Moderate growth rate
Moisture: High to Medium
Slow to moderate reproduction

A species with its own unique requirements yet a tendency to be delicate to humidity. Before buying any species of Cubaris, novice keepers should make research before purchasing.

House on organic soil and should include rotting bark, leaf litter, crushed or entire charcoal, and hardwood bark skins like those from oak or cotton wood. We have also included peat moss, alfalfa powder and calcium carbonate in the mix. Limestone or dolomite powder may be added to the container for consumption. Substrates should never be kept dry and always have a sizable damp area. It is advised to have a sizable leaf litter area.

Ventilation and airflow are crucial.to prevent moisture from becoming stagnant and forming a breeding site for fruit flies, 

 

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