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Armadillidium vulgare 'Punta Cana' Isopods (10 Count)

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  • They are a large isopod that makes a great clean-up crew and pet .
  • This was formerly thought to be A. sordidum which has since been disproved by successful pairings with other morphs; isopods do not cross species hybridize.
  • This is a locale of vulgare from the Dominican Republic.
  • You can tell you have Punta Cana by the characteristic black cephalon or face segment present in all females.

Name: Armadillidium vulgare ‘Punta cana’

Recommended Enclosure Size: 6 qt sterilite for starter culture, 37 qt sterilite for large culture  

Temperature: 60-85 degrees 

Humidity: 60-80% which can be accomplished by regular misting when the enclosure starts to get dry.

Size: at least ¼” at time of sale

 Age: They can live for 2-3 years. Due to the mixed nature of our 10 counts, they will contain a variety of isopod ages.

 Feeding: Repashy Bug Burger, Repashy Morning Wood, and a calcium supplement two times per week in accordance with the isopod population.

Sexing: Males have a penile papillae on the underside of their tail, their pleopod segments(underside of the tail) are more angular while females are more square. Due to their age, isopods sold by Josh's Frogs are sold as unsexed animals.

Color/Pattern: males being solid black as usual but the females display a unique pattern featuring 3 colors that are unique to each individual. These range in shades of red, orange, yellow, white, brown, black, and green. 

Breeding: Will readily breed in well set up colonies.

 Natural Range: native or introduced to most of the world

Still not sure if Armadillidium vulgare ‘Punta cana’ from Josh's Frogs is the right pet for you? Read the reviews below and see what other customers are saying!


In rare cases, starving isopods may attempt to consume the carapace of freshly molted invertebrates or even gnaw on small or delicate reptiles or amphibians. We strongly recommend providing supplemental food to your clean up crew in the enclosure, such as Josh's Frogs CUC Cuisine. When in doubt, using dwarf species of isopods, such as Dwarf Tropical Whites, may be a safer option.

Please read the following article on keeping and culturing isopods: HOW TO KEEP AND CULTURE ISOPODS


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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