Cultivar name: “Caramel”
12 mixed: $30
50 mixed: $100
100 mixed: $160 (Contact for availability)
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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”!