Porcellio spatulatus – Spatulate Isopod (Tub of 10)


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  • Origin: Sardinia
  • Common name: Spatulate Isopod, Spatulate Woodlouse
  • Adult Size: 2 cm
  • Temperature: 15 – 28°C
  • Humidity: 40 – 65%; very drought tolerant

The Spatulate Isopod (Porcellio dilatatus) is a rare and relatively large isopod found along cliffs that span the Sardinian coastline, an island in the Mediterranean. Spatulatus can be considered one of the giants in the isopod hobby, being the largest in not length, but diameter. Their large skirt gives them a visually appealing appearance that makes them stand out compared to other Porcellio species. Their hardy and adaptable nature makes them easy to care for and an excellent beginner species; and great as a custodian in many different setups. They can be quite a shy species but become more bold when kept in larger numbers.

Their large size and relatively soft body also makes them a great food source for lizards like geckos. This species is considerably drought tolerant compared to many other isopod species on the market and prefers drier environments; making them a good candidate as clean-up-crew for slightly more arid terrariums. If keeping them in a drier setup add a deeper sand/soil substrate and a couple of more humid areas; such as a corner of sphagnum moss; to act as a moist refugium.

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.