Giant canyon isopods are a great addition to a humid terrarium. The adults get much larger than standard isopods but immature specimens are still small enough to be good feeders for animals that eat tiny insects like dart frogs. Isopods are substrate cleaners and the adults and nymphs are suitable as feeders. They appreciate dried leaves and wood to eat as well as vegetables such as carrots or potatoes. Take care to keep the substrate moist because isopods will die quickly if their substrate dries out!
Note: We keep this species with temperate springtails, so there’s a small chance you’ll get a few of this cleaner too — don’t be alarmed! They’re perfectly harmless 🙂
Species name: Porcellio dilatatus
Size: Mixed sizes
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