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50+ Isopod Bundle - Armadillidium Duo - A. depressum & A. peraccae

50+ Isopod Bundle - Armadillidium Duo - A. depressum & A. peraccae

This Isopod bundle contains over 50 isopods! 

The bundle is split into two tubs: 

 

25+ Southern Pill isopods (Armadillidium depressum)

25+ Greek Speckled isopods (Armadillidium peraccae) 

 

A. depressum 

  • Adult size: 2cm
  • Lifespan: 2-3 years
  • Status: captive bred 
  • Place of Origin: SouthWest Britain 
  • Temperature: 18-23˚C
  • Humidity: 70-80%
  • Diet: Hardwood leaf litter (oak, beech, hazel etc), rotten hardwood, flake soil, organic waste/ faeces, sphagnum moss, mushrooms, variety of fruit and vegetables (favourites include cucumber, carrot, and sweet potato), sepia/ calcium supplement, protein source (fish flake, shrimp pellets, nutritional yeast)

 

A. peraccae

  • Adult size: 1.8cm
  • Lifespan: 2 years
  • Status: captive bred 
  • Place of Origin: Italy and Greece  
  • Temperature: 18-23˚C
  • Humidity: 60-80%
  • Diet: Hardwood leaf litter (oak, beech, hazel etc), rotten hardwood, flake soil, organic waste/ faeces, sphagnum moss, mushrooms, variety of fruit and vegetables (favourites include cucumber, carrot, and sweet potato), sepia/ calcium supplement, protein source (fish flake, shrimp pellets, nutritional yeast)
  • We suggest keeping these species between 21-22˚C and 60-70% humidity for best results. These two species both prefer it on the drier side! We keep a large colony of isopods in a 40x20x20cm critter keeper with vent holes across the lid. A smaller colony will do just fine in a 20x15x15cm enclosure.

 

  • Like other isopods, these need a humidity gradient which can be achieved by making sure there are dry and damp areas in their environment. The best way is to provide sphagnum moss or live moss on one third of the enclosure as a 'hydration station' and keep this constantly moist. We suggest keeping the substrate moist (not soaking!) and provide plenty of bark pieces and leaf litter to allow them to seek out dryer spots.

 

  • Make sure you use a high-quality substrate (no coco coir!) such as our Premium Millipede Edible Substrate as this will be the main food component for your isopods, and provide crushed cuttlebone or eggshells for calcium, as well as a good quality protein source once a week for optimal health. We prefer to feed vegetables to our isopods to help deter fruit fly and fungus gnat infestations, but that’s just our choice! Like many invertebrates one of their favourites is cucumber which we provide in slices and replace once completely eaten, which is around once a week.

 

  • We recommend not keeping any protein-hungry isopods with millipedes as they can sometimes nibble on them whilst molting! 
£12.99Price

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