Category: Clean-up Crews

Picopod

Isopoda sp. “Picopod” Starter culture with enclosure (~100 mixed): $70 (Contact for availability) Around 2017 isopod enthusiast Anthony Molnar discovered some random isopods in one of his vivaria. These were no ordinary isopods; they...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Orange Embers” 12 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $160 Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. Around 2012 I noticed some lighter individuals in my pure “Spanish Orange” colony...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Sherbert” 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $300 100 mixed: $500 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. After six years of teasing brightly colored phenotypes out of “Orin’s...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “How Now” 12 mixed: $70 50 mixed: $260 100 mixed: $160 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. Sometimes persistence pays off. After years of refining Porcellio laevis...

Skirted Isopod

Oniscus asellus 12 mixed: $10 45 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $70 (Contact for availability) This flat isopod is very common as an introduced species in the eastern United States and can frequently be found...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “Caramel” 12 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $160 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. In the last 5 years numerous single-gene mutations have been isolated...

Powdery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides pruinosis Cultivar name: “Orange” 15 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $60 100 mixed: $100 Unknown isolator. Doubling the strikingness of the powdery blue isopod, this variety enhances the dazzling blue gleam with the addition...

Nosy Roly-Poly

Armadillidium nasatum Cultivar name: “Orange” 12 mixed: $15 50 mixed: $50 100 mixed: $90 (Contact for availability) Isolated by Roach Crossing. A pleasant surprise found while gardening, “Orange” boasts saturated orange striping over creamsicle...

Dwarf White Isopod

Trichorhina tomentosa 30 mixed: $10 100 mixed: $30 500 mixed: $120 (Contact for availability) These little isopods are excellent to use in combination with springtails in moist enclosures with substrate. They are fast breeders, and...

Lawn Shrimp

Arcitalitrus sylvaticus Starter culture with enclosure (~100 mixed): $40 This widespread species is common in moist, tropical environments. It is a ridiculously good burrower and will either dig or jump about wildly when suddenly...

Hide Beetle

Dermestes maculatus 30 mixed: $20 100 mixed: $60 500 mixed: $250 The classic hide beetle is the species of choice for skeleton cleaning and has been used for hundreds of years by taxidermists to...

Great Canyon Isopod

Porcellio dilatatus 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Despite the larger maximum size of the skirted isopod, the great canyon isopod reaches larger adult sizes more consistently. This species often burrows...

Florida Fast Isopod

Atlantoscia floridana 15 mixed: $10 60 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) 150 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) This species is found in various scrub and forest habitats throughout the Southeastern United States and ranges...

Dwarf Purple Isopod

Trichoniscidae sp. “Dwarf Purple” 30 mixed: $10 100 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability) 500 mixed: $120 (Contact for availability) Also known as the “dwarf purple”, “Costa Rican purple”, and “jungle micropod”, this tiny species...

Little Roly-Poly

Venezillo parvus 15 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $30 100 mixed: $50 Shy and reclusive, this small roly-poly makes a decent addition to most clean-up crews. The marmorated markings are quite interesting, though to view...

Clown Roly-Poly

Armadillidium klugii “Montenegro” 12 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $100 100 mixed: $150 Once the holy grail of roly-poly collectors the world over, this species has increased in popularity and is now a mainstay of...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Orange Dalmatian” 15 mixed: $30 50 mixed: $80 100 mixed: $150 Isolated and refined by Ryan Orr. Contrary to popular belief, this line of Porcellio scaber was NOT created by...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “White Out” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 100 mixed: $200 Isolated by Roach Crossing. This fascinating cultivar possesses absolutely no dark pigmentation- even its eyes are whited out! Very...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare Cultivar name: “Orange Vigor” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 100 mixed: $200 Isolated by Alan Jeon, refined by Roach Crossing. This line of oranges has been heavily outcrossed (Dearborn, Michigan wild...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Spottergeist” 15 mixed: $60 50 mixed: $150 100 mixed: $250 Isolated by Anthony Molnar; minor refining by Roach Crossing. This cultivar was the source of much controversy in the isopod...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Lucy” 15 mixed: $50 50 mixed: $150 100 mixed: $250 Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. An animal’s phenotypes, or physical appearance, can be determined by both its genetics as...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare Cultivar name: “Pennypack Gold” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $200 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Bill Yannone. This beautiful line of common roly-polies has...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “Dairy Cow” 15 mixed: $25 50 mixed: $75 100 mixed: $140 Whimsically black-and-white, this adorable smooth isopod mutant has attracted many new isopod enthusiasts. Suspiciously, this strain is unable to...

Skirted Isopod

Oniscus asellus Cultivar name: “Stardust Dalmatian” 15 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $120 100 mixed: $200 Isolated and refined by Connor Brescia. Unlike the “Mardi Gras Dalmatian”, “Stardust Dalmatian” has small flecks of yellow playfully...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Lava” 15 mixed: $60 50 mixed: $160 100 mixed: $300 Originally described as a single-gene mutation, “Lava” is actually a complex of extremely variable genotypes. This stock is believed to...