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Armadillidium vulgare "Magic Potions" establish moderately in a vivarium, and will act as janitors to keep the vivarium clean, as well as a snack that provides a natural calcium boost. These isopods can reach sizes of up to 21 mm and live for about 3 years. Native to Europe, the United Kingdom, Egypt, and Turkey, they thrive in habitats that mimic their natural environment. Your terrarium should feature a mix of decomposing leaves, wood, and black earth, with optional additions such as sand, sphagnum moss, cork bark, and chemical-free potting soil. Provide ample hiding spots using various mosses, leaves, and bark, and ensure the terrarium is equipped with a lid for ventilation. Maintain temperatures between 20°C to 27°C and keep the habitat slightly moist, as these isopods are resilient to dry conditions. Their diet primarily consists of decaying plant matter, supplemented occasionally with small amounts of protein and fruits like carrots and apples. Armadillidium vulgare are suitable for intermediate-level keepers due to their prolific reproductive rate, typically resulting in a male-dominated population. However, due to their rarity, we do not recommend them as feeder items. They are quite large as adults, but the younger ones are palatable and are eaten by amphibians, and invertebrates. Larger amphibians will consume adults as well, but not poison dart frogs. These isopods have a hard, calcified body, and are prized for their rarity and their bright, white appearance. These isopods enjoy warm temperatures and an occasional misting, but do not do as well in an extremely wet environment.

Armadillidium Vulgare "Magic Potions"

Expected by 2025
  • Our Armadillidium cultures come in our own bioactive substrate in 8oz deli cups. We provide them with leaf litter and plenty of calcium to ensure their needs are met. Our cultures come in quantities of 12. These guys require a moisture gradient to succeed in molting and thermoregulation. We provide opposite corners of wet and dry sphagnum moss as well as lots of ventilation to achieve this.

  • Guaranteed live arrival - 1 day shipping 


    If DOA - A new Culture will be sent out, providing you include photo evidence of the deceased.


    No Refunds or Returns


    Shipping can be provided to Canadian Residents only ! 


    Thanks for your understanding!

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