Red-Faced Roly-Poly

Marunella Vietnam Isopod
Marunella Vietnam

Merulanella sp. “Vietnam”

12 mixed: $70
50 mixed: $200

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 15 mm.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

Red-faced roly-polies are an excellent beginner species for those looking to work with other Merulanella. They are more vigorous and forgiving than some of the “more colorful” species. This a pretty entity in its own right, and large individuals are quite striking against dark substrates. Although most isopods will flee when exposed to light, Merulanella sp. “Vietnam” is particularly photophobic and takes great offense to being unearthed. This is a wonderful entity for co-housing with just about any other isopod, as they tend to stay just under the substrate or leaf litter’s surface and prefer not to hide under bark and other decor. The enclosure should be full of rich, moist, decomposing organic matter, with special care taken to keep this topped off.