Powder orange isopods are a great addition to a humid terrarium. This species is a prolific breeder and a great beginner species. Powder oranges are similar in appearance to orange Porcellio scabers, but their exoskeleton has a powdery texture that shows up especially well in flash photography. Isopods are substrate cleaners and the adults and nymphs are suitable as supplementary 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: Porcellionides pruinosus “powder orange”
- Size: Mixed sizes
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