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Cubaris murina 'Papaya' Isopods (10 count)

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Defining Characteristics: 

  • A mid-sized isopod that reproduces rather slowly.
  • It is recommended to get them established before introducing a larger creature that may make an easy snack of them
  • This species is softer than other volvating isopods.

Name: Cubaris murina ‘Papaya’

Recommended Enclosure Size: A 6 qt. Sterilite container or something similar works great for a starter culture. Upgrade to a 37 qt. Sterilite gasket box or similar for larger cultures. Josh's Frogs Isopod Substrate works great as a bedding!

Temperature (°F): 60-85°

Humidity: 60-80%, which can be accomplished by regular misting when the enclosure dries out.

Size: These isopods will measure at least 1/4 inch at time of sale.

Age: With proper care, these isopods can live for 2-3 years. Due to the mixed nature of our 10 count products, they contain isopods of a variety of ages.

Feeding: Offer Repashy Bug Burger or Repashy Morning Wood, twice a week and a calcium supplement in portions according to the population of the colony.

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 Clean-Up Crew Cuisine.

When in doubt, using dwarf species of isopods, such as Dwarf Tropical Whites, may be a safer option.

Sexing: Males have a penile papillae on the underside of their tail and their pleopod segments (underside of the tail) are more angular, while those of females are more square.

Color/Pattern: Cubaris murina ‘Papaya’ sport a unique bright orangey-pink color, sometimes sporting white skirting.

Breeding: They will reproduce readily in well set up colonies or enclosures.

Natural Range: These isopods are native or introduced to most of the world.

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


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 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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