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Milkback Isopods

Porcellio laevis "Milkback"
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Grouping: Porcellio, Porcellionides & Oniscus

Porcellio laevis "Milkback" Isopods in Canada

Explore Isopod Canada's captivating Porcellio laevis Milkback, a mesmerizing morph with predominantly gray or black coloration, adorned by a striking white stripe down the back segment. Also known as the smooth or swift isopod, Porcellio Laevis is found throughout Europe and North America, boasting a smooth dorsal surface on their shell.

These medium to large-bodied isopods spend their time on or at the surface of the soil, reaching sizes of ½” to 3/4” and reproducing quickly once established in your setup. With smooth-textured shells and a variety of colorations or morphs such as Dairy Cow, Milkback, Orange, and Typical (Gray), these "Milkback" isopods add beauty to your habitat.

Believed to have originated in England, they thrive in damp areas rich with compost or leaf litter. Prolific breeders, raising colonies of P. Laevis can be highly rewarding. Surprisingly large for cleaners, they make excellent additions to large terrariums housing reptiles like tegus and pythons. As heavy protein eaters, supplemental food may be required when using them as a cleaning crew. Given their swift movements when startled, they have earned the nickname "swift woodlouse."

Discover the swift elegance of Porcellio laevis Milkback at Isopod Canada and enrich your terrarium with these fascinating isopods!

Starter culture

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.

For live arrival ensure to choose the following Shipping method:
LIVE INSECTS OR FROZEN FEEDERS ( Live/Fresh Arrival Guarantee)
No credit for orders when slower shipping is chosen.

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