Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber

Cultivar name: “Lava”



15 mixed: $60
50 mixed: $160
100 mixed: $300


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 18 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Currently being researched.

Originally described as a single-gene mutation, “Lava” is actually a complex of extremely variable genotypes. This stock is believed to originate from Spain and is thus very unique from most North American derived scaber lines. Both males and females can possess calico-esque characteristics as well as stripes, solid bodies, and concentrations of dark and light pigments. Yellow calicoes are not intrinsic to this locality and the presence of these suggests contamination with North American scaber lines. Roach Crossing has isolated numerous new cultivars from this line and the genetic potential when crossed with other lines is endless!

Please see the Porcellio scaber page for additional information.