Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis

Cultivar name: “Caramel”



12 mixed: $30
50 mixed: $100
100 mixed: $160 (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: None.

Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing.

In the last 5 years numerous single-gene mutations have been isolated in many isopod species. Selective breeding is not always a straight-forward task, however, and persistence and care is needed to achieve certain characteristics. Roach Crossing’s “Caramel” Porcellio laevis are the result of over 6 years of selective breeding for pleasantly orange-tinted hues from a few individuals originating from wild California smooth isopods. Unlike Porcellio laevis “Orange” this is not a single gene characteristic; in fact, “Caramel” cannot reproduce with either “Orange” or “Dairy Cow”!

Please see the Porcellio laevis page for additional information.