Porcellio laevis “Dairy Cow”
Porcellio laevis "Dairy Cow" are perhaps the most popular lower-end Isopod. We do not recommend adding laevis into enclosures with soft-bodied, small, or young animals. They are native to North Africa, but also Europe. These are prized for their spots, which earns them their name! These isopods have a hard, calcified body. 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.