Curly Isopod

Cylisticus convexus


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12 mixed: $10
50 mixed: $40 (Contact for availability)
100 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 20 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Dearborn, Michigan.

Curly isopods, like the namesake “roly-polies” of the genus Armadillidium, can roll up when frightened. Uniquely, instead of rolling into a ball, they will roll into a tear drop shape. They enjoy a good amount of moisture in their enclosure, and in the wild they are nearly always found in humid places such as logs, under stones, or in humid corners of compost bins.