Armadillidium gestroi Isopods bio-active supply reptile care

Armadillidium gestroi Isopods

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Natural  Organic  Captive Born/Bred
  10 count
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.

A. gestroi

Difficulty: Intermediate

Size: .79 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

Substrate: Coconut coir, peat moss, or Reptanicals Bug Bedding: Isopod Substrate

Humidity: medium humidity, mist one side of enclosure to create a moisture gradient, keep moss on the moist side of enclosure to help maintain humidity   


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. 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 animals are shipped Monday-Wednesday. Priority Mail or Express Mail must be chosen at checkout for Live Arrival Guarantee.
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.
Cold Temps: If your area is experiencing temperatures below 45*F, we may need to delay shipping until safer temperatures resume.
Hot Temps: Cold packs are included free of charge. If temperatures exceed 100*F, we reserve the right to delay shipping until cooler temperatures resume. 
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