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Trichorhina tomentosa 'Dwarf White'

Trichorhina tomentosa 'Dwarf White'

25 count


Trichorhina tomentosa are the paramount cleanup crew isopod for tropical and dart frog enclosures. Staying smaller than a grain of rice these pods prefer to burrow and are rarely seen. They work diligently to break down organic matter and aerate the soil, keeping your enclosure clean and healthy. Being asexual it only takes a few to become established. Because of this it is not recommended to keep Dwarf Whites with other species of isopods as they will quickly outcompete them.

Trichorhina tomentosa 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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