Dwarf white isopods are a great addition to a humid terrarium. Isopods are substrate cleaners and the adults and nymphs are suitable as feeders. This species of isopod only grows to about 3 mm, so it’s a great feeder for insects that take small prey such as dart frogs. 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: Trichorhina tomentosa
- Size: Med to large (about 2-3 mm)
- Amount: 100 (culture is packed in about 2 oz of substrate)
Because these are live items, we only ship out Monday through Wednesday. We ship out USPS Priority within the continental US (where legal). We also only ship out to areas where the low temperature is above 32°F or high temperature is below 95°F. WE PROVIDE FREE ICE PACKS OR 72 HOUR HEAT PACKS IF NECESSARY! If temperatures are very extreme we will inform you and you can choose to delay or cancel your order.