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Richard’s Inverts

⨂ Scarlet Isopod, (Merulanella sp. "Scarlet")

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Number of Isopods

Common name - Scarlet Isopod
Scientific name - Merulanella sp. "Scarlet"

The listing is for 1x animal, of a highly sought-after species of isopod (rolypoly/pillbug/woodlice) that is infamous for their pretty custard yellow and scarlet colouration.

This species is also notoriously bolder and more active compared to typical isopods, making them ideal for display set-ups or ideal for those that just like to see their isopods out and about more often.

These are CAPTIVE BRED, with this stock originating from Vietnam. 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.

As with most Merulanella spp., this species should be kept moist and not wet. Too much humidity and dampness can introduce problems such as moulting issues and sudden die-offs. Therefore, there should also be lots of places to escape the moisture from the soil when needed. These can be in the form of decaying wood pieces, cork bark, and piles of leaf litter. Furthermore, this species benefits from a greater level of ventilation compared to other tropical species (e.g. Cubaris spp.).

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