Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My New Porcellio silvestrii!!

Today I received my end of a trade with Alan Grosse, owner of this lovely isopod store here, and the guy who I sold some of my original "Pied" Cylisticus convexus to. I traded some of my Oniscus asellus "Mardi Gras Dalmatian" (yes, that's what I'm calling them), for some of his Porcellio silvestrii. They all arrived safe and sound, and though I only traded for eight, he sent a freebie as well. :)

This species has a grey and an orange morph, with some individuals displaying coloration of both, however the coloration seems to be random and apparently can not be isolated. P.silvestrii likes it drier than most of the more commonly kept isopod species, as is normal for the Spanish Porcellio species, the enclosure should be fairly dry with a moist spot for them to retreat to. This is one of the easiest to breed species from Spain, and is great for practicing the care needs of the rarer species like Porcellio bolivari and Porcellio magnificus.

Here are some pictures of them:

And here is their enclosure
Really excited to have this species in my collection, hopefully I'll be able to breed them without too much trouble, then I can maybe branch off into the rarer species like P.bolivari!

Anyway, that's gonna be it for today, I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I'll see you all next time! :)