Bio-Active Intro Pack

Bio-Active Intro Pack

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BIO-ACTIVE INTRO PACK
    
 
Natural  Organic  Captive Born/Bred
                              
 ~all our isopods are packed over-counted by at least 10%
(mixed sizes, of breeding age)
    
Powder Orange and Peat Springtail Culture pack Includes
15+ Powder Orange Isopods  (Porcellionides pruinosus)
400+ Tropical Springtails in Peat (Collembola sp.)
     
Shop with confidence from the very same invertebrates supplied to stores, rescues and zoos!


Porcellionides pruinosus or Powder Orange isopods, are a hardy species that reproduces quickly once established. Powder oranges are especially fond of feces from numerous animal species. Add them to a terrarium to consume messes that you would rather not clean. In gecko tanks - rinse solid matter off walls and into the substrate with a sprayer and the isopods will do the rest! These isopods are large (for cleaners), active, colorful and extremely fast! They look peach when immature and become a beautiful powdery orange color in adulthood (hence the name!)

Powder Orange Isopod

 Porcellionides pruinosus - Powder Orange

Difficulty: Beginner

Size: .6 inches.

Housing: Plastic storage bin or glass terrarium

Food Preferences: Vegetables, dried leaves, grasses, decaying matter, Reptanicals' Isopod Feast

Temp Requirements: approx. 65 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

Substrate: Coconut coir, peat moss, or Reptanicals Bug Bedding, slightly moist with a layer of leaf litter

Humidity: slightly humid to dry. (Water just one side of the enclosure to create a moisture gradient)    

 

Springtail Culture

8oz Peat Moss Tropical White Springtail Culture
  
Reptanicals Tropical White Springtails (Collembola sp.) are a small species of arthropods that make are excellent feeders for dart frogs and hatchling reptiles. They are an especially vital component to going Bio-active. These tropical white Springtails can be added to virtually any enclosure and are especially helpful in humid tanks and terrariums as they eat mold and detritus. We are the premier springtail providers to numerous public and private establishments for a reason.
   
Our well established, organic cultures ship hopping with hundreds (400+) of springtails including, eggs, juveniles and adults in each 8oz container.

     

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 cuttlebone for calcium and cork hides for enrichment.

High Quality Isopod Food from Reptanicals Premium Bio-active Supplies

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. Some isopods, if starved, can consume or chew on delicate critters. 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! 

    Don't miss out on our additional Reptanicals isopods species and products! 

 

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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 Monday to avoid spending the weekend at the post office or on a truck. Someone must be present to accept package delivery.

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Cold TempsAll 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 TempsCold 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

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