Powder-Blue Isopods Porcellionides Pruinosus

 

 

Isopod:  Powder-Blue
Isopods "Orange"

Latin Name: Porcellionides Pruinosus

Powder-Blue Isopods, or "Powdery Blue's, 'Orange'",
are a fast growing, fast breeding isopod that will rapidly fill their enclosure with young.  Keep segregated from other isopods because they will out-compete others for food because of their fast breeding.  They are easy to care for and eat many different types of dried leaves, grasses and foods.  They are fond of Oak Leaves, Alfalfa hay and fish flakes but will also eat many different food scraps.
They are native to the Mediterranean but can be found in various warm places around the globe.  They are often found under rocks heated by Sunshine or in warm compost heaps.  The range from powder blue to light orange in color and we are currently working on a white variation.  They have waxy grains on their exoskeleton that makes them look like they are covered in a soft powder.

FoodFish flakes, alfalfa grass, dried leaves,
brewers yeast and fruit and vegetable slices are happily
eaten by
Porcellionides Pruinosus. Sprinkle
some Brewer's yeast in a corner and mist it.  The Isopods
will eat that fungus.  Remove any food items that mold
other than the fungus from Brewer's Yeast.
Temp RequirementsThey like it warm.  75 to 85 degrees
will keep them breeding for you.
EnclosureAny container with slick sides.  A glass
aquarium, plastic bin or a shoe box with a lid are great
contianers to start with.  Drill holes in any container
that has a lid.  Airflow is important.
BreedingThey will breed quickly and readily and
will  often breed prior to reaching full size.
Ease of CareEasy
SubstrateCoconut Coir Bedding, Peat moss or sterilized
leaf litter works well.
HumidityHumid
SizeThey get to be about a quarter in long.
Place of OriginMediterranean.
Identifying CharacteristicsElogated, thin body with a powdery coating in
blue or orange. The blue variation is often confused with
Flowery Blue Isopods.

 

Powdery Blue Isopods

Powdery Blue Isopods

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