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Silvestri Isopod "High Red", (Porcellio silvestri)

Silvestri Isopod "High Red", (Porcellio silvestri)

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Number of Isopods

3 in stock

Common name - Silvestri Isopod "High Red"
Scientific name - Porcellio silvestri "High Red"

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

The listing is for 1x animal, of a beginner-friendly species of isopod (rolypoly/pillbug/woodlice). This species is sexually dimorphic (appearance of males and females being different), where the males are orange and the females are a mottled grey.

This is a pedigree called "High Red", which has been selectively bred for a fully red/orange culture. Normal females of P. silvestri are mottled grey, but females from this pedigree are red like the males.

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

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.

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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