Porcellionides pruinosus or Powder Blue isopods, are a hardy species that reproduces quickly once established. Powder Blues are especially fond of leftover cricket legs and mealworm sheds. Add them to a terrarium with messy eaters that don't finish all their food. These isopods are large (for cleaners), active, colorful and extremely fast! They look grey when immature and become a beautiful powdery blue color in adulthood (hence the name!)
(Porcellionides pruinosus) Powder Blue Isopods
Size: .5 inches.
Housing: Plastic storage bin or glass terrarium
Food Preferences: Vegetables, dried leaves, grasses, decaying matter, Reptanicals Isopod Feast
Temp Requirements: approx. 65 Degrees to 85 Degrees. Extreme cold and heat can be lethal
Breeding: Easy - with proper care sub-adults will begin to breed before reaching full size
Substrate: Coconut coir, peat moss, or Reptanicals Bug Bedding, slightly moist with a layer of leaf litter
Humidity: slightly humid
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.
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!
Our Isopods are fed a mix of organic vegetables and mushrooms twice weekly. They are kept on coconut coir substrate with moist sphagnum moss to help maintain humidity, provided cuttlebone for calcium, and cork hides for enrichment.
Don't 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 for reptiles that consume them!
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Hot and cold packs will be included as necessary free of charge.
If temperatures dip below 45*F or exceed 103*F we may need to halt shipping until safer temperatures resume.