Powder Orange Isopods (Porcellionides pruinosus &
Powder Orange Isopods (Porcellionides pruinosus &
Powder Orange Isopods (Porcellionides pruinosus &
Powder Orange Isopods (Porcellionides pruinosus &
Powder Orange Isopods (Porcellionides pruinosus &

Powder Orange Isopods (Porcellionides pruinosus 'Powder Orange') - Bredby: Aquatic Arts

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Discover the captivating world of bioactive vivariums, palledariums with our Powder Orange Isopods (Porcellionides pruinosus 'Powder Orange'). These charming crustaceans, bred meticulously by Aquatic Arts, are not only visually stunning with their vibrant orange hue but also play a vital role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem within your terrarium or vivarium. Great for Semi Aquatic Crabs!


  • Vibrant Aesthetic: The Powder Orange Isopods boast a striking orange coloration, adding a pop of vibrancy to any terrarium setup.
  • Bioactive Helpers: These isopods are natural scavengers, assisting in the breakdown of organic matter, thereby aiding in nutrient cycling and maintaining a clean environment.
  • Easy Care: Low-maintenance and hardy, these isopods thrive in a variety of terrarium conditions, making them ideal for both novice and experienced enthusiasts.
  • Reproduction: With proper care, these isopods readily reproduce, ensuring a sustainable population within your enclosure.
  • Safe for Inhabitants: Powder Orange Isopods are peaceful creatures that coexist harmoniously with other terrarium inhabitants, including amphibians, reptiles, and plants.


  • Species: Porcellionides pruinosus 'Powder Orange'
  • Origin: Bred with care by Aquatic Arts
  • Quantity: Available in packs of various sizes to suit your vivarium needs.
  • Size: Adults typically range from 10-15mm in length.
  • Compatibility: Suitable for a wide range of terrarium setups, including tropical, temperate, and arid environments.

Care Guidelines:

  • Substrate: Provide a substrate rich in organic matter, such as coconut fiber or leaf litter (Botanicals) , to support the isopods' natural foraging behavior.
  • Humidity: Isopods typically thrive in environments with moderate to high humidity levels, ideally ranging between 70% to 80%. This humidity level helps to prevent desiccation (drying out) and provides a moist environment necessary for the isopods' respiration and overall health.
  • Feeding: Powder Orange Isopods primarily feed on decaying plant matter, but occasional supplementation with calcium-rich foods like cuttlebone or calcium powder is beneficial.
  • Habitat: Offer ample hiding places and moisture-retaining areas to mimic their natural habitat and promote breeding activity.

Note: Please ensure that your terrarium setup is free of any harmful chemicals or pesticides before introducing Powder Orange Isopods.

Elevate your terrarium experience with the addition of these captivating Powder Orange Isopods from Aquatic Arts. With their striking appearance and beneficial role in maintaining terrarium health, they are sure to become a cherished addition to your miniature ecosystem.

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Keeping Isopods with Vampire Crabs can provide several benefits for the overall health and well-being of your terrarium ecosystem:

  1. Bioactive Cleaning Crew: Isopods are natural scavengers that help to break down organic matter, including leftover food, decaying plant material, and feces. By doing so, they contribute to maintaining a clean and hygienic environment within the terrarium, reducing the risk of bacterial growth and foul odors.

  2. Nutrient Cycling: Isopods play a crucial role in nutrient cycling within the terrarium. As they consume organic debris, they excrete nutrient-rich waste that enriches the substrate, providing essential nutrients for plants and other organisms in the ecosystem. This helps to create a balanced and self-sustaining environment over time.

  3. Aeration of Substrate: Isopods burrow and move through the substrate, helping to aerate it in the process. This improves soil structure, enhances drainage, and promotes the circulation of air and water within the terrarium substrate, creating optimal conditions for plant roots and beneficial microorganisms.

  4. Reduced Waste Accumulation: By consuming organic waste, Isopods help to reduce the buildup of waste materials in the terrarium. This not only contributes to a cleaner and healthier environment but also reduces the frequency of substrate changes and maintenance tasks required by the terrarium keeper.

  5. Natural Behavior Stimulation: Vampire Crabs may exhibit natural foraging behaviors when they encounter Isopods in their environment. The presence of Isopods can stimulate the crabs' natural instincts to hunt and explore, providing enrichment and mental stimulation for the crabs' overall well-being.

  6. Ecosystem Balance: Introducing Isopods to the terrarium creates a mini-ecosystem where different organisms interact and contribute to each other's well-being. This fosters a balanced and harmonious ecosystem, resembling natural habitats, which can benefit the overall health and vitality of the terrarium inhabitants, including Vampire Crabs.

In summary, keeping Isopods with Vampire Crabs offers numerous benefits, including waste management, nutrient cycling, substrate aeration, and natural behavior stimulation. By fostering a bioactive ecosystem, terrarium keepers can create a healthier and more sustainable environment for their Vampire Crabs to thrive in.

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