Porcellio scaber 'Giant Orange' Isopods are an excellent choice for vivariums and make a great occasional snack for poison dart frogs and other small animals. Orange isopods reproduce slower than the other species we offer. If the terrarium you are adding the orange isopods too has animals that will eat the isopods, it is best to allow the isopods to reproduce before adding the animals to the terrarium. If the orange isopods will be added with darts frogs other than Phyllobates terribilis, you can generally add them to the terrarium at any time. This is due to the fact the most adult dart frogs will not eat adult orange isopods because they are too large.
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 15 isopods and are guaranteed to arrive with at least 12 live isopods.