Lava Isopods (Porcellio scaber Lava) 10 Count

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Lava Isopods have been winning hearts with their fiery, mottled appearance since the beginning of the isopod hobby. This Porcellio scaber morph comes from solid bioactive stock with a voracious appetite and a hardy disposition.

They’ll thrive as a cleanup crew and/or feeder insect for reptiles in a wide range of conditions, provided you can keep up with their protein needs. Or, just keep them as a visually unique, super-forgiving pet.


Color morph selected: Lava Isopods

  • Effective bioactive cleaners - With their hearty appetites, these isopods will scour your terrarium, leaving no trace of waste from your pets or plants.
  • Great feeder insect - Their quick breeding makes them convenient feeders for larger reptiles, and their calcium-rich exoskeletons are highly nutritious.
  • Highly adaptable - A tried-and-tested isopod species, Porcellio scaber can thrive in various culture and terrarium environments.

Compatibility Check

Porcellio scaber aren’t suitable for cohabiting with every terrarium pet. Smaller, soft-bodied animals may be susceptible to harm - always check compatibility with your pet species first.

No extra charge for insulated packaging or heat/cold packs!

Lava Isopods

Care Specs & Uses

Suitable Environments

Tropical | Temperate | Semi-Arid

Suitable Uses

Cleanup Crew | Pet | Feeder

Preferred Temperature Range

70-85º Fahrenheit

How your culture arrives 📦

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Sphagnum Moss

Isopods are shipped in sphagnum moss to keep them hydrated and comfortable during the journey.

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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.

FAQ

Porcellio scaber 'Lava' 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.