Thursday, September 22, 2016

Porcellionides pruinosus

Hello invertebrate lovers everywhere! :)
My favorite species of isopod that I currently keep is, by far, Porcellionides pruinosus. I haven't shared any pics or anything of this species because I only had two( I only found one when I checked the container, but it's probably just hiding very well)of these beautiful, powdery isopods. So I decided I'd thoroughly check around my yard for some. I had only found about two until I lifted up some large rocks that I hadn't looked under in a long time, under those few rocks I found about ten of them, which left me with a total of about thirteen! I should have collected enough individuals to be able to start a nice colony of these guys. For the time being, I'm keeping them in a small deli-cup with a little coconut fiber, dead leaves, rotten wood, and a piece of cork bark to hide under.
Here are some pictures of these very beautiful isopods!

I really love the nice gray powder that they have and also really love their striped antennae. I will be moving them into a larger Ziploc enclosure soon where they can start their colony.
Hope you guys enjoyed this post, and until next time, goodbye!

1 comment:

  1. Update: I found another good spot, and collected some more. I counted them and now have a total of 28. :)