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(PAID) (BensBeasts $11) Giant Canyon Isopods (Porcellio dilatatus)

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Aug 6, 2013
Up for auction is a colony of 25 mixed size Giant Canyon Isopods (Porcellio dilatatus).



Not my photos, found randomly online.

These are the largest U.S. isopod species and they normally sell for 10 isopods for $10.00!

Why keep isopods?
* They make great pets and are educational.
* They can be used as "clean up crews" for many larger arachnids, reptile, amphibian tanks.
* They make great feeders for small amphibians, reptiles, insect, and arachnid pets . . . and carnivorous plants!

Keeping is easy, here is a quick overview:
A 5 gallon container or aquarium easily houses a colony. They need a moist bedding of coconut 'core' or other moisture retaining substrate. Give them places to hide under, like cork bark and other pieces of wood. They mostly eat hardwood leaves but need supplemental feedings, such as pieces of fish food, fruits and veggies. I keep mine at room temp with no supplemental lighting (they often hide from light). This species likes to burrow and will often dig down about 3" deep.

Shipping is $12 for the USA.

PM with any questions!

Opening Bid $5

See my other Bug listings here:
Powder Orange Isopods (Porcellionides pruinosus ‘orange')
Pink Isopods (Cubaris murina 'papaya')
Spider-Beetles (Mezium affine)
White Spot Assassin Bugs (Platymeris biguttatus)
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