Do you Know What Isopods Are?
They're Commonly Known As
Rolly Pollies
Pill Bugs
But why are they so appreciated and used in the bioactive world?
Lets Explore Some Basic Questions We Hear A Lot From People Looking For Some More Info On These Amazing Creatures
  • Are They hard to care for?
  • What are they even used for? 
  • What kind should you get?
Are They Hard To Care For?

Isopods range in many different variations. From almost too easy to care for, to very sensitive and almost tedious to care for. So it truly depends on which one you get! It's actually kind of crazy just how many there!

What are they even used for? 

An Isopods main job in a bioactive enclosure, to put it simply, is to eat poop! In a bit more scientific terms, they cycle and digest organic matter. That way all of the organic matter doesn't create mold, foul smells, or harbor dangerous bacteria for your critters!

What Kind Should You Get? 

So with so many to pick from, it can become a little overwhelming to figure out the right fit for your needs.

A Good Place To Start Is Figure Out If You Intend On Getting Them For An Insectivores Enclosure. Many times, people will buy isopods and end up getting them eaten within the same day of putting them into the enclosure! For us, personally, we like to put a dwarf species in with our insectivores. That way they have an easier time hiding.

Another thing to consider is the humidity and temperature of the enclosure. The big thing about dwarf species is that they need it to be pretty humid in their substrate to survive. However, there's also isopods that are less sensitive to humidity than others, such as powder blue. These are some pretty versatile little bugs. They can survive in drier enclosures for a longer period of time than the dwarf species, but can also thrive in humid enclosures as well.

So Once Again...
What In The World Are Isopods?
In One Word: