Porcellio scaber “Calico”
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Porcellio scaber "Calico" are cool scabers that are orange to red mottled in color. The males are gray, so females are the only ones that show calico coloration. They are native to the Europe. 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. This provides the needed space for Isopods to osmoregulate to remain in homeostasis.