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Porcellio dilatatus 'Giant Canyon'
  • Porcellio dilatatus 'Giant Canyon'

    10 count


    Porcellio dilatatus, also known as Giant Canyon, is a larger burrowing species of isopod. You will not see these pods very often, but they will be hard at work aerating and consuming detritus. Providing a deep layer of substrate is key to keeping this isopod species. Because of this, Porcellio dilatatus can even be used in semi-arid bioactive setups where a deep layer of substrate is kept with the deepest parts being kept moist.

    Porcellio dilatatus should be given lots of leaf litter and wood to consume. Vegetables like carrot, squash and cucumber may be provided. They also appreciate small amounts of protein; this is most easily achieved with high quality fish food or dried fish/insects. A calcium source should also be provided (eggshell, calcium supplements, cuttlebone, etc.).

    Another fantastic option is Repashy Bug Burger or Morning Wood. Using these as a food source contains all the important vitamins, minerals, proteins, and cellulose isopods crave. But don’t skimp on the leaf litter.

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