Armadillidium peraccae Isopod Culture
A. peraccae come in shades of gray and make excellent additions to your bug collection or bioactive enclosure. These are bigger isopods, with adults approaching 1/2” in size.
*** Listing is for 15+ isopods in an assortment of sizes from nymphs to young adults. ***
Peraccae are hardy and prolific breeders and do best in set ups that feature a wet and dry side, so the isopods can self regulate. You can add them right to the enclosure, or seed a culture in a separate bin and then transfer them to the habitat once they breed. Dump the entire contents of the container into the enclosure you plan to use (babies can be hard to see).
Isopods are “land crustaceans” and cannot exchange oxygen if they get too dry. Similarly, they can drown if submerged for an extended period. They require moisture (a small chunk or carrot will do) and protein (we use fish flakes, crushed oyster shells).
Please, see LAG (live arrival guarantee) section to help you decide whether you will add a heat/cool pack, and if you should “Hold for Pickup” at your local post office.