Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Two More Spanish Porcellio!

Ty Randall Shipment Series Pt. 4/5
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Thanks to Ty, I got two more of my wanted Spanish Porcellio species, which I'll be sharing in today's post! 😃

First off, we have Porcellio expansus. This is one of the largest Porcellio species in the hobby, and perhaps the widest too, they have a very flattened shape and big, broad bodies. On top of the unique morphology, they are quite vibrantly patterned as well!,

I have my four individuals housed in a well ventilated gallon shoebox with a thin layer of coco fiber as the substrate. I've got dead leaf litter on top for food, and eggcrate pieces for hides. For their supplemental food I'll offer dog food. I'm keeping half the enclosure humid, the other half bone dry, and am keeping them at room temperature (68-73F°).

An now, for your regularly programmed picture dump:

What a gorgeous species, can't wait to see adults in person! 😁

Now onto my new Porcellio nicklesi. This species used to be considered a subspecies of P.bolivari, and some people still treat them as such. They are very similar to bolivari in morphology, but often have very sharply curved body segments. They are also a completely different color than bolivari, but that's kinda obvious.

I've got my 10 or so individuals set up in my typical Spanish Porcellio setup, the perimeters of which are mentioned above, no need to repeat it here.

Anyways, here are some pics:

A very neat species, one that seems a little underrated to me as far as Spanish Porcellio go.

Anyways, that's gonna do it for today, thanks for reading, hope everyone enjoyed, stay safe, and I'll see you all in the next post! 😉

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