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(PAID) (BensBeasts $16) Pink Isopods (Cubaris murina 'papaya')

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Up for auction is a colony of 12 mixed size Pink Isopods (Cubaris murina 'papaya').

s206382933468980863_p95_i4_w1368.jpeg

Not my photo, found randomly online.

These are one of the true GEMS of the isopod world! The only PINK isopod in captivity! They are from the Cubaris genus and have the adorable "duck bill" that has Reddit (and other social media) blowing up! Cute face and pink, what's not to love?? A group of 10 Cubaris murina 'papaya', have been selling for around $100.00! That's no typo!

Why keep isopods?
* They make great pets and are educational.
* They can be used as BEAUTIFUL "clean up crews" for many larger arachnids, reptile, amphibian tanks.
* Isopods make great feeders for small amphibians, reptiles, insect, and arachnid pets . . . and carnivorous plants! BUT, being so rare (and expensive, and cute), you may not want to feed them off!

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).

Shipping is $12 for the USA.

PM with any questions!

Opening Bid $15 (That's a STEAL!)
 
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Up for auction is a colony of 12 mixed size Pink Isopods (Cubaris murina 'papaya').

s206382933468980863_p95_i4_w1368.jpeg

Not my photo, found randomly online.

These are one of the true GEMS of the isopod world! The only PINK isopod in captivity! It's from the Cubaris genus and has the adorable "duck bill" that has Reddit (and other social media) blowing up! Cute face and pink, what's not to love?? For a group of 10, Cubaris murina 'papaya' have been selling for around $100.00! That's no typo!

Why keep isopods?
* They make great pets and are educational.
* They can be used as BEAUTIFUL "clean up crews" for many larger arachnids, reptile, amphibian tanks.
* Isopods make great feeders for small amphibians, reptiles, insect, and arachnid pets . . . and carnivorous plants! BUT, being so rare (and expensive, and cute), you may not want to feed them off!

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).

Shipping is $12 for the USA.

PM with any questions!

Opening Bid $15 (That's a STEAL!)
Up for auction is a colony of 12 mixed size Pink Isopods (Cubaris murina 'papaya').

s206382933468980863_p95_i4_w1368.jpeg

Not my photo, found randomly online.

These are one of the true GEMS of the isopod world! The only PINK isopod in captivity! It's from the Cubaris genus and has the adorable "duck bill" that has Reddit (and other social media) blowing up! Cute face and pink, what's not to love?? For a group of 10, Cubaris murina 'papaya' have been selling for around $100.00! That's no typo!

Why keep isopods?
* They make great pets and are educational.
* They can be used as BEAUTIFUL "clean up crews" for many larger arachnids, reptile, amphibian tanks.
* Isopods make great feeders for small amphibians, reptiles, insect, and arachnid pets . . . and carnivorous plants! BUT, being so rare (and expensive, and cute), you may not want to feed them off!

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).

Shipping is $12 for the USA.

PM with any questions!

Opening Bid $15 (That's a STEAL!)
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I'm still waiting for shipping payment and an address. BensBeasts has not contacted me.
 
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