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P spinicornis "Brickwork Isopods" (10 count)

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We cannot ship this species to Florida!

  • These isopod do best with access to rocks like their namesake implies.
  • A large and common species of isopod.
  • They are a large isopod that makes a great clean-up crew, as pets and are viable for moist/wet bioactive setups.
  • A hardy very cold and drought tolerant species

Name: Porcellio spinicornis  , known as the Brickwork isopod, they are commonly found in or on structures, and benefit greatly from rocks in their habitat.

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

Temperature: 50 -85 degrees  

Humidity: 55-80% which can be easily accomplished by misting the enclosure a medium amount when it begins to dry out.

Size: at least ¼” at time of sale

Age: lives for 2-3 years. Due to the mixed nature of the 10 counts, they will include isopods from a variety of ages. 

 Feeding: Bug Burger, Morning Wood , calcium supplement 

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:They are commonly gray or brown with a dark spinal stripe with light skirting that follows the edging and outer creases of the pereon or central body, however due to local varieties they come come in various shade of orange, yellow, black, white and sometimes even a dark blue color, all with or without additional yellow or black speckling patterns

Breeding: in colonies 

Natural Range: native or introduced to most of the world

Still not sure if Porcellio spinicornis 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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