Porcellio laevis isopods are an excellent choice for vivariums and make a great occasional snack for poison dart frogs and other small animals. As with the orange isopods, most adult dart frogs, except Phyllobates terribilis, will not eat the adult Porcellio laevis isopods due to their size. Typically people choose this species due to the large size and quick reproduction rates.
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 these in an 8oz. culture that contains mainly adults and a few juveniles. 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 10-12 isopods and are guaranteed to arrive with at least 9 live isopods.