Pillbugs & Other Isopods (Book)


Pillbugs & Other Isopods

104pp. Color Throughout

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Pillbugs & Other Isopods

The pillbug and its relatives are beloved the world over by children-in this text they get their due for adults. Spectacular cultivars and amazing species represent an often forgotten group of backyard arthropods. In recent years the beautiful peach pillbug, zebra armadillo-bug, and Dalmatian isopod, among others, have burst on the scene in a growing hobby. Their use as feeders for herps and invertebrates combined with spectacular clean-up crew attributes for terrariums and paludariums may be the main assets of the isopod, but after learning about these spectacular beauties, their simple husbandry, and historical cultivation, the child inside may fall in love again.

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Writing about pillbugs in a format for the serious enthusiast, in a large format, color text may seem almost akin to selling an adult guide to children's folly. It seems far beyond the scope and cost of production that might interest the youngest audience and yet it is the type of text needed for those adults truly interested in the biology and husbandry of the isopod. Another problem was choosing a title that people may look at and yet still appeal to those rare and impressively brave souls still in love with this fantastic little crustacean and looking for serious, quality information, that could impress even the most versed of invertebrate familiars.