Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber


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12 mixed: $5
50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability)
100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability)


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: Dearborn, Michigan.

Perhaps one of the most familiar organisms anywhere, the rough isopod can be found almost anywhere humans have colonized, just like roaches! Unlike roaches, rough isopods live outdoors in gardens, landscapes, and moist, forested locations. They are commonly found under stones, under bark, in leaf litter, on trees, and pretty much anywhere else that offers a retreat from dry, exposed conditions. They are prolific and easy to keep; an entire colony can be fed with nothing but leaves and pieces of wood.