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Dwarf Cave Isopod
Dwarf Cave Isopod (Haplophthalmus danicus) / Danish Isopods for Sale in Canada.
Haplophthalmus danicus, commonly known as the "Danish Woodlouse," is a fascinating and intriguing species of terrestrial isopod. As a member of the Trichoniscidae family, these charming creatures are often found in various habitats across Europe, including Denmark, from which they derive their name.
Physical Appearance: Haplophthalmus danicus typically displays a dark brown or blackish exoskeleton, which is elongated and flattened in shape. They have two distinct eyes, giving them a unique appearance among other isopod species. These woodlice typically measure around 5 to 8 mm in length, making them relatively small but captivating inhabitants of their habitat.
Habitat and Behavior: These isopods are well-adapted to live in various environments, such as leaf litter, decaying wood, and soil, where they seek shelter and moisture. They are primarily active during the night, foraging for decaying organic matter and detritus. As detritivores, Haplophthalmus danicus plays a vital role in breaking down organic material, contributing to nutrient cycling and enriching the soil in their habitat.
All Cultures are started with 10-15 isopods of mixed life stages. ( May be mostly babies)
Please note, we don't ship these during the cold months. (November - April). Orders placed during this time will be shipped in the spring.
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