Natural ￼ Organic ￼ Captive Born/Bred
~all our isopods are packed over-counted by at least 10%
(mixed sizes, of breeding age)
￼Shop with confidence from the very same invertebrates supplied to stores, rescues and zoos!￼
Armadillidium gestroi Isopods , also known as High Yellow spotted isopods, originate from the shores of France near limestone, sandstone, and granite. They thrive on vegetables, dried leaves, grasses, and decaying matter. This striking roly poly rolls up into a ball when disturbed or threatened.
These are large isopods that are slower growing. They can take a little longer to establish than other species. However they have fairly large broods and once established are extremely rewarding. Great pet species for someone looking for a colorful addition to their terrarium. A gestroi can often exhibit a range of colors from neon yellow to pumpkin orange.
Size: .86 inches.
Housing: Plastic storage bin or glass terrarium
Food Preferences: freeze dried shrimp, fish flakes, vegetables, dried leaves, wood, grasses, and decaying matter, Reptanicals Isopod Feast
Temp Requirements: approx. 70 Degrees to 85 Degrees. Extreme cold and heat can be lethal
Breeding: Easy - with proper care sub-adults will begin to breed before reaching full size, but this slower growing species can take a few months to really establish themselves.
Substrate: Coconut coir, peat moss, or Reptanicals Bug Bedding: Isopod Substrate, covered with leaf litter (we use oak leaves).
Humidity: medium humidity, mist one side of enclosure to create a moisture gradient, keep sphagnum and/or pillow moss on the moist side of enclosure to help maintain humidity (we use a mixture of both)
Supplements: Reptanicals 5-in-1 Calcium Supplement: a great mix of natural calcium sources for these isopods, all derived from the same calcium sources they would encounter in the wild such as limestone, granite and coral. Reptanicals Shredded Shrimp, a tasty treat to offer for additional protein.
Hides: Cork bark, lotus pods, coconut halves and egg carton all make excellent hides for the isopods. Adding multiple hides to your enclosure offers ample room for juveniles and adults, and also provides your isopods a more enriching environment.
Isopods are gaining popularity in the reptile industry for a number of very good reasons. They are natures' janitorial crews! Add them to your home enclosure to create a Bio-Active ecosystem like nature intended. Isopods reduce mold, feces, decaying matter, and improve substrate health! All while providing a calcium rich, nutritious snack for your critters to enjoy any time they wish.
Enclosure larger than 10 gallons? If you're looking to breed these isopods outside of a vivarium, we'd recommend keeping them in one of our Reptanicals Cleaner Breeder Boxes for easy care and to ensure the health of your isopods. Our kits come complete with substrate, food, moss - everything you need to culture with success!
Our Isopods are fed a mix of organic vegetables and mushrooms twice weekly in addition to our own Reptanicals Isopod Feast. They are kept on Reptanicals Bug Bedding, sprinkled with leaf litter. We include moist sphagnum moss to help maintain humidity, provide chunks of cuttlebone for calcium in addition to piles of Reptanicals 5-in-1 Calcium Supplement and cork hides for enrichment.
Don't forget to pick up our Reptanicals Isopod Feast, a great nutritionally complete diet. Use it in addition to fresh food, such as vegetables like carrots or zucchini. Developed by biologists, our premium protein packed blend of vitamins, minerals and nutrients make the perfect gut-loading cuisine isopods can't get enough of!
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Shipping: All live isopods are shipped Monday-Wednesday via Priority Mail. Express 1-Day Shipping may be chosen at checkout for a fee.
Orders placed on or after Wednesday at noon will ship the following week to avoid spending the weekend at the post office or on a truck. Someone must be present to accept package delivery.
Cold Temps: All orders are extremely well insulated. If your area is experiencing temperatures below 45*F, for LAG we reserve the right to mark "HOLD at Post Office".
Hot Temps: Cold packs are included free of charge. For temps exceeding 95*F: LAG we reserve the right to mark "HOLD at Post Office".
If temperatures exceed 100*F, we reserve the right to delay shipping until cooler temperatures resume.
For complete LAG see Shipping Policies