Porcellio dilatatus "Giant Canyon"
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Porcellio dilatatus "Giant Canyon" 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 can be used in tropical, temperate AND arid bioactive setups as long as they have a moist hide. These are the most economical species for semi-arid to arid setups, the next are ornatus Gold Dot. They are native to the North America. These isopods have a hard, calcified body. They are moderately sized as adults, but the younger ones are palatable and are eaten by amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles. 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. However, like stated above, they are very hardy and survive a variety of environments. This provides the needed space for Isopods to osmoregulate to remain in homeostasis.