Category: Isopods

Rathki’s Trachelipus

Trachelipus rathkii Cultivar name: “Rainbow Mix” 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 Isolated by Roach Crossing. Yet another introduced isopod species, Rathki’s Trachelipus usually inhabits leaf litter and dead logs. It is easily distinguished...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber 12 mixed: $5 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) Perhaps one of the most familiar organisms anywhere, the rough isopod can be found almost anywhere humans...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Dalmatian” 12 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $140 (Contact for availability) Isolated by Roach Crossing. Please see the Porcellio scaber page for...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Spanish Orange” 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 100 mixed: $75 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 12 mixed: $5 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) I do not know anyone who has not played with a roly-poly at some point in their...

Zebra Roly-Poly

Armadillidium maculatum 12 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $75 100 mixed: $140 (Contact for availability) This naturally occurring color variety sports bright white bands or spots on a black or pale gray background. Future breeding...

Nosy Roly-Poly

Armadillidium nasatum 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) Another migrant from Europe, the nosy roly-poly is often found in gardens and greenhouses. It is distinguished...

Curly Isopod

Cylisticus convexus 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) Curly isopods, like the namesake “roly-polies” of the genus Armadillidium, can roll up when frightened. Uniquely, instead...

Little Sea Roly-Poly

Cubaris murina 12 mixed: $15 50 mixed: $60 Despite having only two days to search the Florida Keys on my first trip for bugs (and half of that time was spent unpacking, eating, and...

Powdery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides pruinosus 12 mixed: $5 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) The powdery blue woodlouse is a fast-reproducing and fast-moving isopod that does best when kept warm. They...