Armadillidium vulgare "T+ Albino"
Armadillidium vulgare "T+ Albino" are Isopods that establish moderately quickly in a vivarium, and will act as janitors to keep the vivarium clean, as well as a snack that provides a natural calcium boost. They are native to North America. These isopods have a hard, calcified body, and are prized for their white / yellow and coloration. T+ strain means "tyrosinase positive" which is a type of vulgare that produces tyrosinase, making them a "yellow" albino. Our isopods are fed Iso-licious Isopod Food 1-2x a week, including our new wet mixes, supplemented with potatoes, squash, carrots, our leaf powder, and a cuttlebone. These isopods enjoy warm temperatures and an occasional misting, but do not do as well in an extremely wet environment. We allow space for a moderate moisture gradient, starting with one side of the enclosure having wet NZ sphagnum moss, the middle being moist and mostly covered with leaf litter and bark, and onto the opposite side being completely dry and covered only with leaf litter. This provides the needed space for Isopods to osmoregulate to remain in homeostasis.