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Armadillidium frontirostre – Rhino Horned Roller (Tub of 10)

£6.00

13 in stock

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Description

  • Origin: Croatia
  • Common name: Croatian Giant Isopod, Rhino Horn Roller
  • Adult Size: 2.5 cm
  • Temperature: 22 – 24°C
  • Humidity: 50 – 65%, they are drought tolerant.

The Croatian Giant Isopod (Armadillidium frontirostre) is one of the largest species in its genus reaching 2.5cm in length. An attractive purplish grey species that is easy to keep and breed. The naming of this ‘species’ is still under debate as the name “Frontirostre” is actually already taken by a different species not found in Croatia. Therefore some are referring to this species as Armadillidium c.f. pallasi, or just A. pallasi; the c.f. denotes that it is not this species but this is the closest currently identified and more study is needed.

This large species enjoys rotten wood, calcium and requires slightly more protein than many other species. They are hardy tolerant animals that have proven to be prolific breeders producing all year round. They do well in environments similar to A. vulgare, though prefer it slightly warmer. The enclosure should be on the drier side, and not too tropical as like many Eastern European Armadillidium species excessive humidity leads to issues with moulting. It is also recommended to avoid spraying the animals directly if possible.

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.