P. laevis “Marble Mix” Isopod Culture
Listing is for 20+ isopods
These eye catching and vibrant isopods are related to the ever-popular “Dairy Cow” and “Orange” Porcelio laevis. These are bigger isopods, with adults approaching 1/2” in size. They are a wonderful addition to any Vivarium or Terrarium.
P. laevis 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. It is recommended to have an enclosure with a wet and dry side.
Feeding: They require moisture (a small chunk of 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.