Porcellio scaber ‘Ghost’ – Rough Woodlice (Tub of 10)


16 in stock



  • Origin: Widespread, colour selectively bred in captivity.
  • Common name: Common Rough Woodlouse
  • Adult Size: 1.8 cm
  • Temperature: 17 – 26°C
  • Humidity: 50 – 60%; they are drought tolerant

The Ghost form of Porcellio scaber is generally purplish in colour and does not occur in nature, rather it has been selectively bred in captivity. They have a varied appearance with shades of yellowish white through to lilac and purple.

P. scaber is a very hardy species that is happy with a broad range of temperatures. It does not require the high levels of humidity of many Isopod species and therefore can be maintained in a drier environment. This tolerance for drier environments and large range of humidity makes it very suitable for a beginner. It exists in a few colour forms, all of which require the same care. They prefer a more protein rich diet than many other Porcellio species, and in general will favour animal matter over plant matter.

Their common name of Rough Woodlouse comes from their bumpy carapace which can be seen when viewed up close.

Sold in a tub of 10.

Please note that for the health and safety of these animals we will not ship Woodlice in cold weather. 

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