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Holy-Poly Isopods

Dwarf White Isopods (Trichorhina tomentosa)

Dwarf White Isopods (Trichorhina tomentosa)

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Regular price $0.75 USD
Regular price $1.00 USD Sale price $0.75 USD
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Prices are per each isopod. Tiered bulk discounts are unlocked as you add more. (See additional information below for details).

Dwarf White Isopods for sale!


Origins:
Dwarf Whites are native to Central and South America and are extremely popular for homemade micro-habitats. They are soft-bodied, low maintenance, and shy creatures that tend to burrow under the moist substrate. You can keep them in the same enclosures as invertebrates, reptiles, and amphibians. How small are they? Smaller than a grain of rice. They have proved to be a good Clean-Up Crew.

We don’t recommend mixing isopods, especially these ones. They have been known to take over and wipe out other colonies and earned the nickname “The Devil’s Rice”. WASH HANDS VERY WELL AFTER HANDLING! QUARANTINE from other tubs (often in other room), parthogenic - WILL OUTCOMPETE MOST OTHER SPECIES!

Recommended use: Crested Gecko, Dart Frog enclosures.


Habitat
: They thrive in moderate to high humidity ranges with tropical temperatures between 70-78°F. Recommended substrate depth 3-4".

Food: As with most isopod species their main source of diet should be lots of leaf litter, decaying wood, and calcium supply. They love protein!

Reproduction: High reproductive rates. Fun Fact: Dwarf Whites are parthenogenetic, which means the female can get pregnant without a male’s fertilization.

Additional Information

  • Isopods are captive bred.
  • Do not release them into the wild (per USDA APHIS)
  • Isopods will be various sizes.

Many isopod distributors offer starter cultures of specific counts (5, 6, 8, 10 counts, etc.). We have found that some clients want 1 isopod while others prefer 20+. We have made the decision to sell isopods on a per price basis to assist with your custom-built starter cultures.

Isopod listings are priced for 1 isopod.

Tiered Discounts are unlocked as you add more.

New to Isopods?

We have some care tips to help you get started and troubleshoot any concerns you may have with your colonies.

Click here to check them out!

Shipping Information

  • We offer LAG Shipping with our strategic shipping partners and policies.
  • Orders over $100 qualify for free shipping!
  • We are a USDA APHIS Permitted shipping facility that utilizes are current PPQ-526 permits to ship within the Continental U.S.
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