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BrookymanApril 6th, 2013, 2:21 am
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Ok this for our new friend Leo in Mexico city.

This is a first for me. I have never had interest in these guy. But
they are cool looking. I have it solution marked Leo#1.

Mack.
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LeonardoApril 6th, 2013, 3:15 am
México, D.F

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Hello!
It Look like a terrestrial isopod maybe of the family Oniscidae.
But i have a friend who it's a specialist of this group of Oniscidae And he can tell us more about taxonomy And biology.
=)
BrookymanApril 6th, 2013, 12:35 pm
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Wow he was under water. And in my rearing tank under water for hours.

When I was watching it under the microscope I shot a 30 second video
and it has breathing flaps of some kind opening and closing in a
pulsating rhythm like the gills of a mayly larva. I will send the
video to your email.

Mack.
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EntomanApril 6th, 2013, 7:25 pm
Northern CA & ID

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This looks like a common woodlouse or sowbug to me. This one isn't the type we call pill bugs and can run pretty good. I see them often in moist riparian areas, especially under rotting tree limbs. I'm not sure they're native. These critters have external trachea and can live underwater for a long time, which I'm sure they find handy in floods. Pull it out of the tank and see if it runs around, Mack.:)
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
BrookymanApril 7th, 2013, 12:07 am
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Well if he is not native he is died. It survived being in straight alcohol
for 30 minutes. I was like are you planning on dying anytime soon. :-)

Tough dude he was.

Mack.
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LeonardoApril 12th, 2013, 11:54 am
México, D.F

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Seems a Porcellionidae must review the number of antennal flagellum segment.
this is the link of the global list:

http://isopods.nhm.org/pdfs/27577/27577.pdf

You could review the records of isopods to Canada and perhaps to USA.

=)
Jmd123April 12th, 2013, 1:10 pm
Oscoda, MI

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Hey guys, I was under the impression that all isopods breathed with gills, including the terrestrial ones which is why you find them only in moist habitats (i.e., so their gills still work while crawling about on land). BTW Mack, that IS one tough little bug! But after all, they are crustaceans living on land but still breathing with gills, gotta be a tough little critter to do that!

What I wouldn't give to see one of these creatures right now...we are under two inches of ice and snow today. Don't think the hatches are gonna be early this year! Nor, however, will be the mosquitos either! Gotta keep a positive attitude!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
BrookymanApril 12th, 2013, 1:17 pm
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What a system a Jonathon. We getting blasted now with it. With great fortune
lake effects at to our advantage keeping the air above zero. It is funny how
big that thing looks but it was like 10mm or so.
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Jmd123April 12th, 2013, 1:31 pm
Oscoda, MI

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I've run into them in aquatic samples from everywhere I've done it - Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, and Oregon. I'm sure they are ubiquitous, like crayfish. Those crustaceans are a successful group in the evolutionary scheme of things.

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
BrookymanApril 12th, 2013, 1:37 pm
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Yeah they are. They seem to be in every nook and cranny.
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