Dwarf White Isopods (Trichorhina tomentosa) 20+ Count

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Despite their minute size, Dwarf White Isopods are excellent bioactive cleaners. Truly tiny and well suited to a terrarium's moist, humid conditions, these tropical isopods are the clear choice for small terrariums. Due to their burrowing nature, they also have a ton of utility in bigger bioactive terrariums when paired with surface-dwelling isopod species.

  • Bioactive recyclers - Dwarf White Isopods may be small, but they’re mighty good at clearing organic waste, e.g., fallen leaves, perished plants, and pet feces.
  • Positively tiny - These isopods are so small (and spend so much time burrowed) that you’ll hardly notice they’re there. Perfect as a hidden bioactive workforce, though not quite as well hidden as well-camouflaged Dwarf Purple Isopods.
  • Substrate aerators - Their burrowing nature helps to aerate your substrate, keeping your plants’ roots happy and healthy. In larger setups, they can be paired with surface-foraging isopods (e.g., Powder Orange Isopods) for a complete bioactive dream team.
  • Prolific - Trichorhina tomentosa can breed parthenogenetically (i.e., without a mate) and quickly populate a terrarium. Don't worry, though; they’re self-limiting.
  • Great feeder insect - These little critters can make a nutritious, self-replicating snack for small terrarium pets.
No extra charge for insulated packaging or heat/cold packs!

Dwarf White Isopods

Care Specs & Uses

Suitable Environments

Tropical | Temperate

Suitable Uses

Cleanup Crew | Feeder

Preferred Temperature Range

70-85º Fahrenheit

How your culture arrives 📦

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Soil & Sphagnum

Dwarf Isopods love moisture & burrowing, so we ship them in a substrate/sphagnum moss combo.

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Isopod Superfood

A sprinkle of our signature isopod superfood will keep the isopods fed and healthy in transit.

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Mixed Leaf Litter

A litte leaf litter serves as both a healthy snack and a natural bedding.


Dwarf White Isopod questions? We've got you.

Check out the most common questions our customers ask. Have questions about something else? See our dedicated FAQ page!

*Please bear in mind that these are live animals that are subject to their own whims and differences. While we can advise on best practices, we cannot speak in absolutes when it comes to behavior or care.