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Spiky Torpedo Isopod, (Parakermania longa)

Spiky Torpedo Isopod, (Parakermania longa)

Regular price £50.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £50.00 GBP
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Number of Isopods

Out of stock

Common name - Spiky Torpedo Isopod
Scientific name - Parakermania longa

Care Parameters:
- Temperature: 18-26 °C
- Humidity: high
- Ventilation/Airflow: high
- Difficulty: high
- EXTREMELY RARE

First bred in the UK by me in 2023 originally from a group of 5, I can finally offer surplus offspring in small quantities. As these are slow breeders, surplus stock from my captive breeding programme will be available infrequently.

The listing is for 1x animal, of a highly sought-after species of isopod (rolypoly/pillbug/woodlice) that is famous for its spiky body and the two large tail-barbs that adorn its back. This species was just recently described in 2022, and is first captive-bred and offered here by us in the UK. Please note that this is a small species where fully grown adults reach ~5mm.

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

Shipping:
UK - Royal Mail Standard (NO live arrival guarantee)
UK - Royal Mail Special Delivery (live arrival guarantee)
DISPATCH DATE – Monday

*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.*

TERMS & CONDITIONS
Orders are shipped at the buyer's own risk.
For the full T&Cs, please click on the link HERE.

*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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