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Orange Isopod, (Porcellio laevis "Orange")

Orange Isopod, (Porcellio laevis "Orange")

Regular price £0.75 GBP
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Number of Isopods

3 in stock

Common name - Orange Isopod
Scientific name - Porcellio laevis "Orange"

The listing is for 1x animal, of a beginner-friendly species of isopod (rolypoly/pillbug/woodlice) that is popular for their orange colouration. They are also one of the best beginner isopod species that are tolerant of a wider variety of conditions.

Due to the ease of breeding of this species, these have become well-established in the commercial pet-trade, and have been largely popularised by their common name of "Giant Orange Isopod". Despite this species growing larger than many of the species available in the hobby (~2cm), there are other species available that are true giants such as Porcellio expansus, Porcellio hoffmannseggii and Porcellio magnificus (all above 4cm).

These are CAPTIVE BRED in my collection, with this stock originating from Europe. 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.

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