Sow Bugs Calico Porcellio

Porcellio scaber are fascinating little bugs that can be kept in large, easy to care for colonies. They are commonly gray, but throw orange colored specimens sometimes.

These "calico" are an intermediate form of the gray porcellio and the orange. Since it is an intermediate form it has taken many years and has been very difficult to isolate but it now throws approximately 94% calico of various colorations (as seen in photo), 5% gray and 1% solid orange. Some of the calicos appear light green or yellow.

Feed them dried leaves and keep their habitat moist. Celery and other bits of vegetable matter are eaten as are dried dog or cat food. A piece of bark provides a place for them to hide and your bugs will appreciate that it's even a bit more humid under it (important for reproduction and molting/shedding skin). Like other isopods we offer, they shed their exoskeletons one half at a time (front and back sections). They're great for controlling mold, fungus and mites in your other invertebrate or reptile habitats. They are also commonly used as a source of food for some spiders, amphibians and other animals. Sold as a culture of approximately twelve mixed-size individuals.

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