Rough Isopod

Porcellio scaber

Cultivar name: “Orange Embers”

12 mixed: $30
50 mixed: $100
100 mixed: $160

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: 18 mm.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

Isolated and refined by Roach Crossing.

Around 2012 I noticed some lighter individuals in my pure “Spanish Orange” colony and, being a fan of gradients, decided to breed for the trait. Many years later and my selections are still going strong. This is my first formal release of this variety, and as I do a cull every year to only the most exceptional individuals, the quality has only increased over time. Regardless, this trait is true breeding and my nitpicking may be unnecessary. These are simple recessive, pure “Spanish Orange” scaber that have breed for a front-back gradient of nearly white to pale orange. Preliminary crosses with other projects reveal that this trait is retained in the wild type coloration, with the front end being nearly white and the back being the standard color. Both males and females show this trait although females are always the most striking. Much like the shine on powdery blue isopods, well-ventilated and drier conditions encourage the best pattern display in this variety.

Please see the Porcellio scaber page for additional information.