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O. asellus 'Mardi Gras' Isopods (10 count)

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  • large and common species of isopod.
  • hardy and establish easily.
  • isopod that makes a great clean-up crew in vivariums where they won't be a choking hazard due to their large size
  • viable as pets and are viable for moist/wet bioactive setups

Name:Oniscus asellus ‘Mardi Gras’  

Recommended Enclosure Size: 6 qt sterilite or similar for starter culture, 37 qt sterilite gasket box or similar for large culture  

Temperature: 60 -75 degrees  

Humidity: 60-85% which can be easily accomplished by misting the enclosure when it starts to look dry

Size: at least ¼” at time of sale

 Age: lives for an average of 2 years. Due to the mixed nature of the 10 counts, they will include a variety of isopod ages. 

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

Sexing: Males have a penile papillae on the underside of their tails, 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:a dalmatian / pied patterning that will appear white with gold and black speckling 

Breeding: Will breed regularly in well set up enclosures or colonies.

 Natural Range: native or introduced to most of the world

Still not sure if Oniscus asellus ‘Mardi gras” 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.

Live Arrival Guarantee

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.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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These isopods have gorgeous coloring and are an absolute to delight to watch do their thing. Mine arrived all very healthy, active, and about the size of my thumbnail. So glad these are part of my vivarium!

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