Powder Orange Isopods are large for cleaners, colorful and extremely fast. Especially fond of feces from numerous animal species, they consume messes that you would rather not clean. Porcellionides Pruinosus are a hardy species that reproduces quickly once established. A popular choice for bio-active setups, these isopods look peach when immature and become a beautiful powdery orange color in adulthood!
Size: 0.5 inches
Lifespan: 2-3 years
Food Preferences: Vegetables, dried leaves, grasses, decaying matter, Reptanicals 'Isopod Feast'
Temperature Requirements: Approx. range 65 to 85 Degrees. Extreme cold and heat can be lethal
Lighting: Not necessary (but may benefit from some low lighting as they would naturally)
Breeding: Easy, with proper care sub-adults will begin to breed before reaching full size
Substrate: Coconut coir, peat moss, or Reptanicals 'Bug Beddng', slightly moist with a layer of leaf litter
Humidity: slightly humid
Suggested Products: Like most critters, isopods prefer to have multiple huts and hides for safety, sleeping, to simply relaxing.
Enclosure larger than 10 gallons? If you're looking to breed these isopods outside of a vivarium, we'd recommend keeping them in one of our Reptanicals Cleaner Breeder Boxes for easy care and to ensure the health of your isopods. Our kits come complete from substrate, food, everything you need to culture with success!
Dont forget to pick up our Reptanicals Isopod feeder feast, a great nutritional addition to fresh food, such as vegetables like carrots. Some isopods, if starved, can consume or chew on delicate critters. Developed by biologists our premium protein packed blend of vitamins minerals and nutrients make the perfect food isopods desire and provide healthy meals reptiles that comsume them!
Isopods are gaining popularity in the reptile industry for a number of very good reasons. They are natures' janitorial crews! Add them to your home enclosure to create a Bio-Active ecosystem like nature intended. Isopods reduce mold, feces, decaying matter, and improve substrate health! All while providing a calcium rich, nutritious snack for your critters to enjoy any time they wish. Our Isopods are fed a mix of organic vegetables and mushrooms twice weekly. They are kept on ABS and/or coconut coir substrate with moist sphagnum moss to help maintain humidity, provided cuttlebone for calcium, and cork hides for enrichment.