Dwarf White Isopods

Dwarf White Isopods

These Dwarf white isopods are some of the first isopods offered for sale to the dart frog hobby, I remember seeing people offering them in the early 2000's.  It was a novel concept, since I would often find them in my tanks, most frequently in the dead leaves of a bromeliad at first.  Anyway, this is a true cleanup crew member, these guys will work hard in your tropical terrarium eating poop and dead leaves, and any old organic thing they can find.  They breed rapidly, and all sizes can be eaten by most dart frogs.  

Since they are so easily eaten, perhaps the best idea is to put about half the supplied isopods into your tank, but take the remainder and setup a small colony in a shoe or sweater box.  Once you get them going you can really build your tanks population and they can provide a nice steady supplemental food for your frogs, as well as keep the substrate "fresh".   If culturing outside of a tropical terrarium, keep the substrate moist, no ventilation needed, and keep them well fed at a temp in the low to mid seventies.  

One note on this species, for some reason they seem to readily get out of the culture container and into other cultures.  I dont find them on the floor, or wandering around, rather they turn up in any culture they are stacked with.  Soon you will have a large population of Dwarf Whites in that culture as well, and less and less of whatever that species was!  

This offering is for about 3 dozen mixed age isopods.   

Our Isopods are eligible for our FedEx 2day Flat Rate shipping!  We charge $9 for this service, and you can add other isopods to the box.  Once you've added the third item the shipping jumps to $13 but after that you can add as many isopods, springtails or eligible plants as you like.  

Please keep in mind that depending on weather conditions you may need to have your isopods held for pickup at a local FedEx location, or have your order shipped via overnight service.  We may contact you and suggest one of these options if we feel that your shipment is not able to be shipped safely with your selected form of shipping.  While the cart defaults to the flat rate shipping, you can change this in the check out process.  

Live arrival guarantee-  Isopods and Plants are guaranteed to arrive alive and in good condition if temps along shipping route and at your location are between 40 and 80 degrees.  If temps are going to be outside of these parameters, especially at your location on the day of delivery, we highly recommend having the package held for pickup at your local FedEx station.  Either input this address as the "ship to" address, or ask and we will use your home address to find the nearest appropriate FedEx location.  

In the event of an issue please contact us as soon as possible.  Replacement is the sole remedy for live arrival issues, shipping for replacement orders is the responsibility of the buyer. 

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