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Porcellio laevis 'Dairy Cow'

Porcellio laevis 'Dairy Cow'

10 count


Porcellio laevis are a larger species of isopod. Commonly referred to as the swift isopod, these guys are capable of fast bursts of speed. A very hearty isopod, Porcellio laevis excels at breaking down organic matter and with this their population quickly increases. This species also likes to burrow and aerate soil quite well. Give them plenty of substrate, a humidity gradient and lots of bark/wood.

Porcellio laevis should be given lots of leaf litter 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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