I know several of you know it right off the bat so I ask you to let a few others make some guesses first please. Thanks.
Howdy Roo,I know several of you know it right off the bat so I ask you to let a few others make some guesses first please. Thanks.-roo
I don't think you understand.Will,
I find it very hard to believe that pill bugs killed your pygmies. They are not an aggressive isopod and tend to stick with dead/decaying matter. I would say that they just died and that the pill bugs were on the scene to clean up – and they do a good job and are pretty fast at it.
Do you not remember us chatting about me collecting them in mass quantities and trying to breed them? Well it worked, they promptly overrun the tanks. At first I didn't think any harm would come of it. The tanks were clean and the plants healthy. No dead crickets rotting, and the soil was freah and without moldAnother reason I struggle with this is because, if I witnessed any insect eating one of my chameleons, I would immediately remove the chameleons from the enclosure and clean out the tank. End of the chameleon-eating insects. Since you claim 4 of yours were eaten.. why did you wait?
Well then, it is possible there were infections... as I said, the tank had been overrun by them, they were breeding too fast! And as you suggest, maybe they ran out of decaying matter to eat and moved to the Moist eyes and mouth areas of the residents.That’s pretty messed up Will. I don’t doubt that they were nibbling on them since you saw them in the act. I once saw one nibbling on the mouth of a brev, but the mouth area was very infected. Never seen them do that other wise. I wonder if they were attracted to the eyes for some reason (as Heika mentioned) – maybe they didn’t have anything else to eat. I usually leave poop in the tanks for the pills, springtails and snails. Sorry you had a bad experience with them. I will certainly note your experience too. Keep in mind that the majority of my pills are the orange Spanish kind – but I do have some in there I collected outside.