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Porcellio scaber 'Dalmatian' Isopod (single isopod)-

$2.99

  • Buy 10 for $2.49 each and save 17%
  • Buy 25 for $1.99 each and save 34%

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Please note, these isopods are purchased individually - the number that you order is the number of isopods you'll receive!

 

 

Porcellio scaber 'Dalmatian' are a hardy species of isopod and produce quickly once established. Dalmatian Isopods are large, active, and have a neat white and black speckled pattern.  If you're looking to keep these isopods outside of a vivarium, we'd recommend keeping them on our Isopod Substrate, or even better using our Isopod Culturing KitJosh's Frogs MilliMix substrate is also a fantastic option.

 

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

Microfauna: Isopods is a great primer blog to go over isopod husbandry and culturing basics. Isopods in the Bioactive Vivarium is focused on keeping these awesome invertebrates as clean up crews in naturalistic vivaria.

Live Insect Shipping Schedule


Most orders placed by 4pm EST (Monday-Friday) will ship same day depending on your choice of shipping carrier. To know when your order will ship, refer to our complete live insect shipping schedule below.



  • FedEx Home Delivery will ship out Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • USPS Priority Mail will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express 2 Day will ship Monday-Wednesday if placed by 4pm EST.

  • FedEx Express Priority Overnight will ship Monday-Thursday if placed by 4pm EST. Saturday delivery is available for an extra $15. You must call in your order for Saturday delivery option.


Shipping Quote


To get a shipping quote for your order, add the items to your cart and click on "Shipping Estimator" in your cart. Shipping prices are based on distance the package will travel and the weight of the total order. 


Josh's Frogs 3 Day Live Insect Life Insurance Policy


Our policy covers all live insect shipments that fall under the following requirements:


If live insects shipped via 2-3 day service:



  • temperatures during transit do not exceed 85 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 20 degrees for 2 day delivery

  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt


If live insects shipped via 1 day service: 



  • someone is present to accept the package when it is delivered on the first attempt

  • temperatures during transit do not drop below 10 degrees


Claims on Live Insect Orders



  • We must be contacted within the first 3 days of the package arriving

  • Customer must be able to provide a picture via email if asked


We will not replace or refund any live insects after 3 days after arrival of the package. For our full policy visit the 3 Day Live Insect Life Insurance Policy section of our website.