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Giant Hissing Isopod, (Armadillo officinalis "Israel")

Giant Hissing Isopod, (Armadillo officinalis "Israel")

Regular price £6.00 GBP
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Number of Isopods

6 in stock

Common name - Giant Hissing Isopod "Israel"
Scientific name - Armadillo officinalis "Israel"

Care Parameters:
- Temperature: 18-26 °C
- Humidity: medium
- Ventilation/Airflow:
- Difficulty: medium

The listing is for 1x animal, of a large species of isopod (rolypoly/pillbug/woodlice) that is well known for their ability to create hissing sounds when disturbed as a defence mechanism, which is made by rubbing their legs against the insides of their exoskeleton.

This is a special line called "Israel", which is a distinct population from the regular Greek cultures found in the hobby. Individuals from this Asian population have silvery, mottled bodies, and grow larger than the European population.

This species has a unique appearance compared to other species, with elongated faces that give them a funny look, and their ability to form near-perfect spheres when they conglobate (roll up into a ball). This species is also known for being one of the longest living terrestrial isopod species in the world, with the record being 9 years.

These are CAPTIVE BRED in my collection, with this stock originating from Israel, Asia. When a group is purchased, the isopods sent will be an assorted mixture of ages and sizes, to ensure a good start to a breeding colony.

The isopods feed on a variety of forest materials such as decaying wood and leaf litter. Additional supplements such as calcium (limestone/cuttlefish bone) and fish food should be offered as part of their balanced diet.

UK - Royal Mail Standard (NO live arrival guarantee)
UK - Royal Mail Special Delivery (live arrival guarantee)

*Orders are despatched collectively once a week every Monday. The cut-off time is Sunday 6pm (British Time), and any orders placed after the cut-off will scheduled for despatch the following Monday.*

Orders are shipped at the buyer's own risk.
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*Disclaimer: These isopods are non-poisonous and pose no harm when treated with gentle care, aligning with our commitment to the welfare of all living beings.*

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