Panda King Isopod Overview
The Panda King isopod was originally discovered in Thailand. This morph is a smaller black and white colored species resembling a panda bear. “Panda Kings” prefer medium-high humidity. As of recently “Panda Kings” have been known to produce color morphs within their own colonies in captivity.
Ranging from solid black (“Black Pandas”), white heads with black backs and butts (“Panda Queen”), and red and white instead of the normal black and white colors (“Red Pandas”). They are very prolific and are very easy to care for. Making them a great beginner species.
The Panda king isopod makes a great pet for all ages. Our Panda King isopods for sale also make good cleanup crews for pet habitats. Whether you are looking for isopods as pets or more interested in adding them to your pets’ enclosure to aid in cleanup, these little critters are perfect.
Panda king isopods are safe to add to any hard body reptile enclosure.
How do I Provide Proper Care?
Proper care is very inexpensive with minimal care requirements. For most cases you can use an air tight plastic container with a locking lid, sized appropriately for the amount of isopods you’re looking to culture. You’ll then need a nice healthy substrate that you’ll want about 2” inches thick inside the plastic container or reptile enclosure. We encourage the use of an ABG mix which has all the proper requirements for culturing isopods.
The isopods will need a place to hide so you’ll want to provide some wood and leaf litter. Cork bark works best for this as they will also eat it over time. You will then need to dedicate about 1/3 of the container or enclosure to what we call the “wet side”. You’ll need to keep damp live sphagnum moss (other live moss also works) there so that the isopods can molt properly. The other 2/3 or the enclosure stays dry.
They need to have very humid environments in order to thrive so make sure your moss stays damp. You’ll need to open the lid to let in fresh oxygen every 2-3 days. You can also add your own holes for additional ventilation if cultures are kept inside containers.
Now, you know some information to aid in properly caring for these little critters. Read more aobut isopod care in our aticle covering housing, feeding and breeding.
Isopod pets also will not bite or harm you and are an essential element for bioactive environments. Our Armadillidium peraccae isopods for sale are currently available in 10 count cups.
Note: The majority will be adults with mixed sizes included.
We recommend the following quantities for Armadillidium peraccae isopod cleanup crews
- 10-gallon habitat 30
- 20-gallon habtit 30-60
- 30-40 gallon habitat 60-90
- 75 gallon habitat and up 100 plus