A tropical species of woodlouse (Porcellionides pruinosus) that grows to around 10mm long.
They can be used as a food for smaller species of reptile and amphibian in forest type set ups. They eat any type of organic material and in the right bio-active set-up, they will breed prolifically and provide an ongoing food source as well as serving as part of the clean-up gang to consume waste and recycle nutrients.
Isopods are also useful as a live food for many reptiles and amphibians. They have the advantage of a high calcium content due to their calcareous exo-skeleton. If they are to be used as food, they are best served up in a smooth-sided dish in much the same way as mealworms or calci-worms. They can also make great pets in their own right!
To thrive and become established in the terrarium, they need to have access to a humid area as well as drier places to hide. They hide away for much of the time under branches, rocks or within the substrate.
Tropical Grey Woodlice are supplied in tubs as a starter culture of various sizes. You will always receive enough isopods to start your own culture.