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Dwarf Striped Isopods
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Philoscia muscorum Dwarf Isopods for Sale in Canada
Philoscia muscorum, commonly known as the "Common Striped Woodlouse" or "Striped Pygmy Woodlouse," is a small and charming isopod species found in various parts of Europe and other regions with similar climates. As its name suggests, these isopods are often associated with moist and wooded habitats, where they play essential roles in nutrient cycling and decomposition processes.
Physical Appearance: Philoscia muscorum is characterized by its slender and elongated body, typically measuring around 5 to 7 mm in length. Their exoskeleton showcases a distinctive striped pattern, with alternating light and dark bands, giving them an elegant appearance that sets them apart from other isopod species.
Habitat and Behavior: These isopods are well-adapted to live in a variety of environments, including leaf litter, decaying wood, and damp areas. They are primarily nocturnal, emerging during the night to forage for decaying organic matter and detritus. As detritivores, Philoscia muscorum plays an essential role in breaking down organic material, contributing to nutrient cycling and soil enrichment.
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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