P. scaber “White” Isopod Culture
Listing is for 20+ isopods
Porcellio scaber “White” isopods are similar to the ever-popular P. pruinosus “Oreo Crumble” and “Powder Orange” isopods. These isopods are always on the move, and a pleasure to view as they explore! Prolific breeders. Great as a clean up crew. They are a wonderful addition to any Vivarium or Terrarium. Great for kids or beginners.
P. scaber 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.