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Isopoda  sp. "Shiny Gator"

Isopoda sp. "Shiny Gator"


Scientific Name: Isopoda sp.

Common Name: Shiny Gator

Origin: Thailand

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Adult Size: 3.8mm / 0.15 in

Reproduction rate: Moderate

Temperature range: 70°F-80°F/21°C-26°C

This is a dwarf species. It is characterized by a raised nubs like spikes. It is not shy and will move freely but will not hesitate to roll up. It has a dark color throught the body with dark color tipped antennas.


Food items offered are mango and carrots with success. Dry food powder/gel with high calcium and protein content.


Substrate should be damp and offer plenty of cover like flat bark or an area of leaf litter for the best environment. Also placing limestone rock may not be needed but may improve reproduction rates.

*Care should be observed when looking through habitat as mancae are tiny.

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