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Scarlet Isopod, (Merulanella sp. "Scarlet")

Scarlet Isopod, (Merulanella sp. "Scarlet")

Regular price £30.00 GBP
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Number of Isopods

1 in stock

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

Care Parameters:
- Temperature: 18-24 °C
- Humidity: high
- Ventilation/Airflow: high
- Difficulty: high

The listing is for 1x CAPTIVE BRED 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. 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.

These are CAPTIVE BRED in my collection and this culture has been stabilised to withstand captive conditions over several generations. Merulanella spp. have a bad reputation for being difficult to keep alive in captivity, but this usually only applies to people who have purchased wild-collected Merulanella from bulk importers. Captive bred populations of Merulanella spp. that have been stabilised are relatively easy to rear and breed readily.  


Merulanella species prefer arboreal set-ups, so spacious enclosures should be provided with climbing material such as branches, pieces of rotting wood and cork bark. Good ventilation is a must for this species. 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.

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*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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