Porcellionides pruinosus or Powder Orange isopods, are a hardy species that reproduces quickly once established. Powder oranges are especially fond of feces from numerous animal species. Add them to a terrarium to consume messes that you would rather not clean. In gecko tanks - rinse solid matter off walls and into the substrate with a sprayer and the isopods will do the rest! These isopods are large (for cleaners), active, colorful and extremely fast! They look peach when immature and become a beautiful powdery orange color in adulthood (hence the name!)
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 Cleaner Breeder Boxes for easy care and to ensure the health of your isopods.
Size: .5 inches.
Housing: Plastic storage bin or glass terrarium
Food Preferences: Vegetables, dried leaves, feces, decaying matter, Reptanicals Isopod Feeder Feast, Reptanicals Springtail 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 Reptisoil, slightly moist with a layer of leaf litter
Humidity: slightly humid
Our Isopods are fed a mix of organic vegetables and mushrooms twice weekly in addition to our own supplemental food. They are kept on coconut coir substrate with moist sphagnum moss to help maintain humidity, provided cuttlebone for calcium, and cork hides for enrichment.
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 for reptiles that comsume them!
We have other Reptanicals Cleaner Crew Kits available
For more information, check out our page about going Bio-Active!
All live animals are shipped either express or priority mail Monday-Wednesday. Orders placed on or after Wednesday at noon will ship the following Monday to avoid spending the weekend at the post office or on a truck. Someone must be present to accept package delivery.
Live arrival guarantee only for orders shipped when temperatures exceed 45*F. Heat packs can be purchased for colder temps, and are suggested for temps under 65*F. Cold packs are available for purchase during higher temps, and are suggested at 80*F+. Live arrival guarantee is void for temps exceeding 100*F.