Looking to keep 'rubber duckies, ' 'Spanish oranges, ' white dragons, Greek shields, or zebra pillbugs? This is the isopod guide for you. Isopod Zoology is an updated reference for enthusiasts, providing husbandry notes for a wide range of exotic species that have become available in the last decade. Orin McMonigle provides a solid biological foundation that will serve hobbyists well as they encounter new species or develop new varieties.
Orin McMonigle has been sharing his love of invertebrates in print for over three decades. Through decades of research and experimentation, trial and error, methodologies for rearing some of the most spectacular microfauna have been formed. While interest has grown exponentially in the last few decades it is still almost unheard of for humans to have a modicum of appreciation for real fantastic beasts like the spectacular Eastern Hercules Beetle, Unicorn Mantis, Albino Millipede, and Gargantuan Amazonian Whipspider. The hope is that through the sharing of species details and husbandry parameters supported by first-hand experience (as well as husbandry parameters tested and provided directly by other amateur and professional invertebrate zoologists) the offered resources will inspire a greater appreciation for our small fellow creatures in their living state and before the majority find their habitat is replaced by shopping malls and permanently poisoned by synthetic chemicals. These tiny, magnificent, creatures deserve to be nurtured, observed, and cared for; not just squashed or poisoned, dried, and pinned.