Dwarf white isopods are an excellent choice for vivariums and make a great occasional snack for poison dart frogs and other small animals. The dwarf white species reproduces quickly to establish a thriving population. Adults of this species are about the size of a Hydei fruit fly.
The culture that is shipped may be used to seed a tank, or begin a master culture so that you will have a steady supply.
Glass Box Tropicals offers dwarf white isopods in an 8oz. culture. The culture will contain both adults and juveniles in a specially designed isopod substrate. The substrate that that they are shipped in (and what they are bred in) is offered for sale under Feeder Insect Supplies. For complete care information please visit our Resource Center.
The cultures are started with approximately 2 dozen isopods. Though, many times, by the time the cultures are shipped, they have already begun to reproduce. The cultures are guaranteed to arrive with at least 20 live isopods.
Ordered two 8 oz. containers and received them today in two days. I was worried that shipping to Wisconsin in January would be a bit dicey. They arrived with a heat pack and the culture temp was the same as my room. I dumped each one separately in a large bin to examine. The sphagum was damp and warm but I could only find one live one in each container. Hoping there may be hatchable eggs in there, I dumped both into the large box I had prepared for them. I kept going back to check on my new babies. Each time, I found more and more live ones! Yay! At first look even with a magnifying glass, I hadn't seen them, but now I can see a thriving culture of all sizes. So Excellent!
I let them sit in the cup of spag for a week while I finished my viv, they multiplied like crazy and probably had 50 by the time I put them in.
Isopods arrived alive and very active - Thank you!