P. laevis “Orange” Isopod Culture
These eye catching and vibrant Orange isopods are related to the ever-popular “Dairy Cow”. These are bigger isopods, with adults approaching 1/2” in size. They are a wonderful addition to any Vivarium or Terrarium.
*** Listing is for 20+ isopods in an assortment of sizes from nymphs to young adults. ***
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. 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.