Category: Isopods

Big Pine Key Isopod

Big Pine Key Isopod

Isopoda sp. “Big Pine Key” 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $200 This rainbow-colored species was found by Alan Jeon while searching through limestone slabs on Big Pine Key. For some reason, the original wild...

Bolivar’s Isopod

Bolivar’s Isopod

Porcellio bolivari 12 mixed: $100 50 mixed: $350 Bolivar’s isopod is a large species found in mountainous areas of eastern Spain. The body shape and pigmentation suggests this species is more cave-adapted than similar...

White Tiger Isopod

Cubaris sp. “White Tiger” 12 mixed: $300 50 mixed: $1000 What little information there is about this isopod suggests it is found in caves in mountainous areas of Thailand. This is one of the...

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...

Ornate Isopod

Porcellio ornatus Cultivar name: “Witch’s Brew” 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $300 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $500 (Contact for availability) Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing. This strain is a dalmatian mid-yellow selected...

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...

Rubber Ducky Isopod

Cubaris sp. “Rubber Ducky” 12 mixed: $200 50 mixed: $700 The rubber ducky isopod is one of the most popular and sought-after species. When viewed from the front the segments of their head resemble...

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...

Gestro’s Dotty Roly-Poly

Armadillidium gestroi 12 mixed: $70 50 mixed: $250 100 mixed: $450 (Contact for availability) This delightful isopod is packed with color from birth to adulthood. Juveniles are light mustard yellow with intense yellow flecks...

Expanded Isopod

Porcellio expansus Cultivar name: “White” 12 mixed: $150 50 mixed: $500 100 mixed: $800 This giant isopod is perhaps one of the largest terrestrial species in existence. Hailing from montane regions in northeastern Spain,...

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...

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...

Smooth Isopod

Porcellio laevis 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 100 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) Although most of the other isopods available here are introduced in my lovely home state of Michigan, the smooth isopod...

Brickwork Isopod

Porcellio spinicornis 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 (Not Available) The brickwork isopod gets its name from its interesting habitat choices. It is most commonly found in rock piles, on brick window sills, or...

Rathki’s Trachelipus

Trachelipus rathkii Cultivar name: “Rainbow Mix” 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 Isolated by Roach Crossing. Yet another introduced isopod species, Rathki’s Trachelipus usually inhabits leaf litter and dead logs. It is easily distinguished...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber 12 mixed: $5 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) Perhaps one of the most familiar organisms anywhere, the rough isopod can be found almost anywhere humans...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Dalmatian” 12 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $140 (Contact for availability) Isolated by Roach Crossing. Please see the Porcellio scaber page for...

Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber Cultivar name: “Spanish Orange” 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 100 mixed: $75 Isolated and refined by Orin McMonigle. Roach Crossing’s “Spanish Orange” isopods are guaranteed to be 100% pure, original Orin...

Common Roly-Poly

Armadillidium vulgare 12 mixed: $5 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) I do not know anyone who has not played with a roly-poly at some point in their...

Zebra Roly-Poly

Armadillidium maculatum 12 mixed: $20 50 mixed: $75 100 mixed: $140 (Contact for availability) This naturally occurring color variety sports bright white bands or spots on a black or pale gray background. Future breeding...

Nosy Roly-Poly

Armadillidium nasatum 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) Another migrant from Europe, the nosy roly-poly is often found in gardens and greenhouses. It is distinguished...

Curly Isopod

Cylisticus convexus 12 mixed: $10 50 mixed: $40 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $75 (Contact for availability) Curly isopods, like the namesake “roly-polies” of the genus Armadillidium, can roll up when frightened. Uniquely, instead...

Little Sea Roly-Poly

Cubaris murina 12 mixed: $15 50 mixed: $60 Despite having only two days to search the Florida Keys on my first trip for bugs (and half of that time was spent unpacking, eating, and...

Powdery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides pruinosus 12 mixed: $5 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) The powdery blue woodlouse is a fast-reproducing and fast-moving isopod that does best when kept warm. They...

Flowery Blue Isopod

Porcellionides floria 12 mixed: $5 (Contact for availability) 50 mixed: $20 (Contact for availability) 100 mixed: $35 (Contact for availability) This species is so similar to the powdery blue isopod that the only guaranteed...

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...

Magnificent Isopod

Magnificent Isopod

Porcellio magnificus 12 mixed: $100 50 mixed: $300 The defunct term “Spanish giant orange isopod” is certainly better applied to this large species over the more common bio-active cleaner variety of Porcellio scaber. Once...

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...

Humongous Isopod

Porcellio hoffmannseggii 12 mixed: $80 50 mixed: $300 Humongous isopods are well-deserving of their namesake; fully grown individuals may be the largest fully terrestrial isopods! This species is found in Spain, Portugal, and even...

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...