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⨂ Ornate Isopod "Tangerine Dream", (Porcellio ornatus)

⨂ Ornate Isopod "Tangerine Dream", (Porcellio ornatus)

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Common name - Ornate Isopod "Tangerine Dream"
Scientific name - Porcellio ornatus "Tangerine Dream"

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

The listing is for 1x animal, of a large species of isopod (rolypoly/pillbug/woodlice) that is a very active and showy species in any collection. Their yellow colour strengthens with age and size, so juveniles will have more of a faded yellow/white to begin with. 

This species is also notoriously bolder and more active compared to typical isopods, making them ideal for display set-ups.

This is a pedigree called "Tangerine Dream", which is a line that has been selectively bred for a hypomelanism mutation, which makes their usual yellow skirting a crystal white, and their usual black body colour a tangerine orange.

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

Like other giant Porcellio species, this species prefers a less moist environment compared to other isopods, with plenty of airflow as well.

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.*

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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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