Philoscia sp. Thai
Philoscia sp. Thai 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. These isopods are small and males are noticeably more orange (pictured), while females are gray. These are native to Thailand. They are moderately small as adults. 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 drier, but not bone dry, and covered only with leaf litter. This provides the needed space for Isopods to osmoregulate to remain in homeostasis.