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Porcellionides pruinosus ‘Orange’ – Tropical Orange Woodlice (Tub of 20)

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Description

  • Origin: Widespread
  • Common name: Tropical Grey Woodlouse, Tropical Woodlouse, Plum Woodlouse, Cuban Woodlouse, Cuban Isopod, Powder Blue Woodlouse, Tropical Orange Woodlouse.
  • Adult Size: 1.2 cm
  • Temperature: 15 – 28°C
  • Humidity: 45 – 60%; they are drought tolerant

Originating in Europe, Porcellionides pruinosus is now found across the globe as far as the USA, the Caribbean, and even Australia! Despite its European origin, P. pruinosus is commonly referred to as the the Tropical Grey Woodlouse and is the most frequently available isopod in the exotic pet trade for bioactive terrariums.

P. pruinosus is a medium sized isopod, growing to a maximum of 1.5cm. These isopods are incredibly prolific breeders; an individual female can lay 400 eggs in her lifetime, making them a perfect custodian for naturalistic set-ups.

This widespread species is very hardy and will live happily at 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.

The Orange form of this usually grey/blue species is a very attractive and popular isopod variety. Often referred to as the Tropical Orange Woodlouse; they vary in colour greatly between yellow to a deep, dark orange. Their behaviour and breeding is identical to the common coloration, though their bright colour makes them stand out against the substrate.

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.