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 This flat isopod is very common as an introduced species in the eastern United States and can frequently be found year-round under bark...

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” 12 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $70 (Not available) 100 mixed: $130 (Not available) Unknown isolator. Doubling the strikingness of the powdery blue isopod, this variety enhances...

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...

Lawn Shrimp

Arcitalitrus sylvaticus 15 mixed: $10 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability) This widespread species is common in moist, tropical environments. It is a ridiculously good burrower and will either dig or...

Hide Beetle

Dermestes maculatus 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 100 mixed: $70 (Contact for Availability) The classic hide beetle is the species of choice for skeleton cleaning and has been used for hundreds of years...

Great Canyon Isopod

Porcellio dilatatus 8 mixed: $10 35 mixed: $40 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $90 (Contact for availability) Despite the larger maximum size of the skirted isopod, the great canyon isopod reaches larger adult sizes...

Dwarf Purple Isopod

Isopoda sp. “Dwarf Purple” 20 mixed: $5 100 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 500 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) Also known as the “dwarf purple”, “Costa Rican purple”, and “jungle micropod”, this tiny species...

Little Roly-Poly

Venezillo parvus 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 100 mixed: $75  (Contact for availability) Shy and reclusive, this small roly-poly makes a decent addition to most clean-up crews. The marmorated markings are quite interesting, though...

Clown Roly-Poly

Armadillidium sp. “Montenegro” 12 mixed: $70 50 mixed: $250 The clown isopod has been the holy grail of roly-poly collectors the world over. These delightful isopods are festively adorned with white and yellow polka...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Orange Dalmatian” 12 mixed: $30 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $110 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $200 (Contact for availability) Isolated by Ryan Orr. Please see the Porcellio scaber page...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “White Out” 12 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $150 Isolated by Roach Crossing. This fascinating cultivar possesses absolutely no dark pigmentation- even its eyes are whited out! Please see the Porcellio...

Commando Isopod

cf. Alloniscus perconvexus 12 mixed: $30 (Not available) 50 mixed: $110 (Not available) 100 mixed: $200 (Not available) Bulky and strong, commando isopods are built tough with sturdy legs and powerful bodies. Although many...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare Cultivar name: “Orange Vigor” 12 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $140 100 mixed: $240 Isolated by Alan Jeon, refined by Roach Crossing. This line of oranges has been heavily outcrossed and exhibits extreme...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Spottergeist” 12 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $140 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $250 (Contact for availability) Isolated by Anthony Molnar; minor refining by Roach Crossing. This cultivar was the source...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Lucy” 12 mixed: $60 50 mixed: $200 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $320 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. An animal’s phenotypes, or physical appearance, can be...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare Cultivar name: “Pennypack Gold” 12 mixed: $40 50 mixed: $140 100 mixed: $240 ( Contact for availability ) Isolated and refined by Bill Yannone. This beautiful line of common roly-polies has beautiful...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis Cultivar name: “Dairy Cow” 12 mixed: $25 50 mixed: $90 100 mixed: $160 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” 12 mixed: $40 45 mixed: $120 Isolated and refined by Connor Brescia. Unlike the “Mardi Gras Dalmatian”, “Stardust Dalmatian” has small flecks of yellow playfully scattered across the...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Lava” 12 mixed: $50 50 mixed: $180 100 mixed: $350 Originally described as a single-gene mutation, “Lava” is actually a complex of extremely variable genotypes. This stock is believed to...