Pill Bug Isopods
Get your hands on a small Pill Bug colony with a minimum of 10 Pill bugs per container. These guys will grow super quick and produce babies very fast.
Pill Bug Isopods are a type of Isopod that really add the natural looks to your vivarium and make for great clean up purposes. They also be fed to spiders, geckos and other insectivorous pets.
Pill Bugs are fantastic examples of environmental adaptation. They’re crustaceans that live on land—yet breathe through gills! Armadillidium (Pill Bug Isopods) roll into a protective ball when nudged. Use these easy-care animals to teach topics such as evolution, adaptation, behavior, and much more
Another great option for clean up crews are our Springtails. To take a look at them now, just click here.
For more information on Pill bugs, you can take a look at this article.
Terrestrial isopods play an important role in many tropical and temperate ecosystems by aiding in the decomposition of plant material through mechanical and chemical means, and by enhancing the activity of microbes.
Pill bugs are just one of the many thousand species of isopods which play a huge roll in in bio active vivarium’s by helping with the following.
Aerating the soil:
As the Isopods move around they land up tunneling and creating voids in the soil. Which allows air to fill inside further down the substrate. This in turns allows for better plant growth and prevention of water clogging.
Isopods did not get their nickname “Clean up crew” for nothing. They assist in cleaning enclosures by eating all the decaying matter in the enclosure. This in turn breaks down the matter and disperses the organic waste across the soil for plants to eat.
Assist with Mite control:
While they do not eat eggs from reptiles or larger animals they will easily go for tiny eggs that are laid by mites.