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Isopod Starter Culture (armadillidium vulgare)

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Armadillidium vulgare

Isopods are most often used as clean up crews for bio-active vivariums. Armadillidium vulgare is known by many names such as roly-poly, butchy boys, pill-bugs etc. It's most well known trait is the ability to roll into a ball as a defense. Isopods help clean enclosures by eating decaying plant matter and left over foods. They will happily borrow into moist substrates and keep them well aerated. 

Contains one newly started culture with at least 25 individuals in a sealed, ventilated container with media. 

The culture container we send is temporary for transit, and the individuals should be moved to a larger container to encourage breeding. 

We recommend reading a caresheet prior to obtaining isopods.