Shiro Utsuri Isopods for sale
Shiro Utsuri isopods were originally isolated from the morph Cubaris sp “Silver Ghost”, first discovered in Taiwan, they were named after a pattern normally seen on koi fish. This species was introduced to the hobby just under 2 years ago and is still new to most keepers.
They prefer medium humidity compared to most Cubaris species who like higher humidity. They have medium-large sized broods and breed very well once established. They have recently been producing color morphs within the colonies in captivity that make them all white, which was named Cubaris sp “Yeti”.
The Shiro Utsuri isopod makes a great pet for all ages. These isopod pets also make good cleanup crews to aid in habitat maintenance. 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.
Shiro Utsuri isopods are safe to add to any hard body reptile enclosure. They will not harm or affect the behavior of the animal in anyway. They also will not bite or harm you and are an essential element for creating bioactive environments. They are available in 10 count and 25 count cups. The majority will be adults with mixed sizes included.
How do I Provide Proper Care?
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