Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis


15 mixed: $10
50 mixed: $30
100 mixed: $50

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.

Although most of the other isopods available here are introduced in my lovely home state of Michigan, the smooth isopod has yet to gain a foothold here. In the US it is commonly found in coastal states on both sides of the country, particularly Florida and California. Like other crustaceans but unlike insects, isopods do not need to be full grown to breed, and a colony will begin to produce way before its individuals reach their maximum adult size. This strain is from the old hobby stock originally distributed by Bugs in Cyberspace and is quite variable compared to many wild lines.