Category: Isopods

Big Pine Key Isopod

Big Pine Key Isopod

Isopoda sp. “Big Pine Key” 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $200 This rainbow-colored species was found by Alan Jeon while searching through limestone slabs on Big Pine Key. For some reason, the original wild...

Bolivar’s Isopod

Bolivar’s Isopod

Porcellio bolivari 12 mixed: $100 50 mixed: $350 Bolivar’s isopod is a large species found in mountainous areas of eastern Spain. The body shape and pigmentation suggests this species is more cave-adapted than similar...

White Tiger Isopod

Cubaris sp. “White Tiger” 12 mixed: $400 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $1200 (Contact for availability) What little information there is about this isopod suggests it is found in caves in mountainous areas of...

Picopod

Isopoda sp. “Picopod” Starter culture with enclosure (~100 mixed): $70 (Contact for availability) Around 2017 isopod enthusiast Anthony Molnar discovered some random isopods in one of his vivaria. These were no ordinary isopods; they...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Orange Embers” 12 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $160 Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. Around 2012 I noticed some lighter individuals in my pure “Spanish Orange” colony...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Sherbert” 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $300 100 mixed: $500 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. After six years of teasing brightly colored phenotypes out of “Orin’s...

Ornate Isopod

Porcellio ornatus Cultivar name: “Witch’s Brew” 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $300 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $500 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. This strain is a dalmatian mid-yellow selected...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “How Now” 12 mixed: $70 50 mixed: $260 100 mixed: $160 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. Sometimes persistence pays off. After years of refining Porcellio laevis...

Rubber Ducky Isopod

Cubaris sp. “Rubber Ducky” 12 mixed: $200 50 mixed: $700 The rubber ducky isopod is one of the most popular and sought-after species. When viewed from the front the segments of their head resemble...

Skirted Isopod

Oniscus asellus 12 mixed: $10 45 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $70 (Contact for availability) This flat isopod is very common as an introduced species in the eastern United States and can frequently be found...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “Caramel” 12 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $160 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. In the last 5 years numerous single-gene mutations have been isolated...

Gestro’s Dotty Roly-Poly

Armadillidium gestroi 12 mixed: $70 50 mixed: $250 100 mixed: $450 This delightful isopod is packed with color from birth to adulthood. Juveniles are light mustard yellow with intense yellow flecks and age to...

Expanded Isopod

Porcellio expansus Cultivar name: “White” 12 mixed: $150 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $500 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $800 (Contact for availability) This giant isopod is perhaps one of the largest terrestrial species...

Powdery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides pruinosis Cultivar name: “Orange” 15 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $60 100 mixed: $100 Unknown isolator. Doubling the strikingness of the powdery blue isopod, this variety enhances the dazzling blue gleam with the addition...

Nosy Roly-Poly

Armadillidium nasatum Cultivar name: “Orange” 12 mixed: $15 50 mixed: $50 100 mixed: $90 (Contact for availability) Isolated by Roach Crossing. A pleasant surprise found while gardening, “Orange” boasts saturated orange striping over creamsicle...

Dwarf White Isopod

Trichorhina tomentosa 30 mixed: $10 100 mixed: $30 500 mixed: $120 (Contact for availability) These little isopods are excellent to use in combination with springtails in moist enclosures with substrate. They are fast breeders, and...

Great Canyon Isopod

Porcellio dilatatus 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Despite the larger maximum size of the skirted isopod, the great canyon isopod reaches larger adult sizes more consistently. This species often burrows...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Although most of the other isopods available here are introduced in my lovely home state of Michigan, the smooth isopod has yet to...

Brickwork Isopod

Porcellio spinicornis 12 mixed: $10 (Contact for Availability) 50 mixed: $40 (Contact for Availability) The brickwork isopod gets its name from its interesting habitat choices. It is most commonly found in rock piles, on...

Rathki’s Trachelipus

Trachelipus rathkii Cultivar name: “Rainbow Mix” 12 mixed: $10 (Contact for Availability) 50 mixed: $40 (Contact for Availability) Isolated by Roach Crossing. Yet another introduced isopod species, Rathki’s Trachelipus usually inhabits leaf litter and...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Perhaps one of the most familiar organisms anywhere, the rough isopod can be found almost anywhere humans have colonized, just like roaches! Unlike...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Dalmatian” 15 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $80 100 mixed: $150 Isolated by Roach Crossing. This is -the- original “Dalmatian” stock from which all other black-spotted dalmatians should be derived. This...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Spanish Orange” 15 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $50 100 mixed: $90 Isolated and refined by Orin McMonigle. Roach Crossing’s “Spanish Orange” isopods are guaranteed to be 100% pure, original Orin...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 I do not know anyone who has not played with a roly-poly at some point in their lives. These durable crustaceans are found...

Zebra Roly-Poly

Armadillidium maculatum 15 mixed: $25 50 mixed: $60 100 mixed: $100 This is the zebra-striped roly-poly that kicked off the modern isopod craze. They are easy to keep, lively, and somehow strikingly colorful despite...

Nosy Roly-Poly

Armadillidium nasatum 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Another migrant from Europe, the nosy roly-poly is often found in gardens and greenhouses. It is distinguished from the common roly-poly by a...

Curly Isopod

Cylisticus convexus 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Curly isopods, like the namesake “roly-polies” of the genus Armadillidium, can roll up when frightened. Uniquely, instead of rolling into a ball, they...

Little Sea Roly-Poly

Cubaris murina “Bahia Honda” 15 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $50 100 mixed: $80 Despite having only two days to search the Florida Keys on my first trip for bugs (and half of that time...

Powdery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides pruinosus 20 mixed: $10 70 mixed: $30 200 mixed: $90 (Contact for availability) The powdery blue woodlouse is a fast-reproducing and fast-moving isopod that does best when kept warm. They are excellent feeders...

Florida Fast Isopod

Atlantoscia floridana 15 mixed: $10 60 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) 150 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) This species is found in various scrub and forest habitats throughout the Southeastern United States and ranges...

Flowery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides floria 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 This species is so similar to the powdery blue isopod that the only guaranteed way to tell the two apart is by using...

Dwarf Purple Isopod

Trichoniscidae sp. “Dwarf Purple” 30 mixed: $10 100 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability) 500 mixed: $120 (Contact for availability) Also known as the “dwarf purple”, “Costa Rican purple”, and “jungle micropod”, this tiny species...

Little Roly-Poly

Venezillo parvus 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Shy and reclusive, this small roly-poly makes a decent addition to most clean-up crews. The marmorated markings are quite interesting, though to view...

Clown Roly-Poly

Armadillidium klugii “Montenegro” 12 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $150 Once the holy grail of roly-poly collectors the world over, this species has increased in popularity and is now a mainstay of...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Orange Dalmatian” 15 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $80 100 mixed: $150 Isolated and refined by Ryan Orr. Contrary to popular belief, this line of Porcellio scaber was NOT created by...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “White Out” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 100 mixed: $200 Isolated by Roach Crossing. This fascinating cultivar possesses absolutely no dark pigmentation- even its eyes are whited out! Very...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare Cultivar name: “Orange Vigor” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 100 mixed: $200 Isolated by Alan Jeon, refined by Roach Crossing. This line of oranges has been heavily outcrossed (Dearborn, Michigan wild...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Spottergeist” 15 mixed: $60 50 mixed: $150 100 mixed: $250 Isolated by Anthony Molnar; minor refining by Roach Crossing. This cultivar was the source of much controversy in the isopod...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Lucy” 15 mixed: $50 50 mixed: $150 100 mixed: $250 Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. An animal’s phenotypes, or physical appearance, can be determined by both its genetics as...

Magnificent Isopod

Porcellio magnificus 12 mixed: $100 50 mixed: $300 100 mixed: $500 The defunct term “Spanish giant orange isopod” is certainly better applied to this large species over the more common bio-active cleaner variety of...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare Cultivar name: “Pennypack Gold” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $200 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Bill Yannone. This beautiful line of common roly-polies has...

Humongous Isopod

Porcellio hoffmannseggii 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $200 100 mixed: $350 Humongous isopods are well-deserving of their namesake; fully grown individuals may be the largest fully terrestrial isopods! This species is found in Spain,...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “Dairy Cow” 15 mixed: $25 50 mixed: $75 100 mixed: $140 Whimsically black-and-white, this adorable smooth isopod mutant has attracted many new isopod enthusiasts. Suspiciously, this strain is unable to...

Skirted Isopod

Oniscus asellus Cultivar name: “Stardust Dalmatian” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 100 mixed: $200 Isolated and refined by Connor Brescia. Unlike the “Mardi Gras Dalmatian”, “Stardust Dalmatian” has small flecks of yellow playfully...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Lava” 15 mixed: $60 50 mixed: $160 100 mixed: $300 Originally described as a single-gene mutation, “Lava” is actually a complex of extremely variable genotypes. This stock is believed to...