MY PORCELLIO LAEVIS ARRIVED AND I LOVE THEM SO MUCH OMG! ;_;
Look at them! D’:
Right after being moved into the big tank with their shipping substrate.
Chaos! Total mayhem! One is just straight up falling over! °C°
They have since settled down a bit and I have mixed their substrate with some more of mine and moved leaves over it.
Also gave them some cucumber. They are still really active and exploring the tank.
It’s so cute I am dying. °^°
Edit: All other plans for today have been cancelled. I have been almost constantly watching the porcellios since I moved them into the tank. I am barely able to take my eyes of them, there is so much WACKY HIGH JINX going on! °C°
Chilling with the dairy cow isopods (Porcellio laevis). These guys are one of my favorites and despite being relatively new I can already see babies in their bins! I've got some exciting isopods coming soon!
@onism-and-rubatosis submitted: I got new friends! I’ve been wanting Porcellio laevis “Dairy cows” ever since I learned that isopods could be kept as pets but when I was ready to order my first colony, they were all out of P. laevis so I got P. scaber “Calico” instead. Now a few months later I finally have the isopods that got me interested in starting a collection!
The specimen in the third picture is 2CM long and I called them Chonker on arrival because they’re the biggest on the bunch. After reading a few scientific papers on sexual dimorphism in P. laevis and observing Chonker’s underside, I believe they’re actually Lady Chonker.
New friends!!! What beautiful cows you have. Please tell them all I love them...but especially Lady Chonker :)
I hit 500 followers a good while ago and I’ve met so many lovely people here and besides these are just fun!! So I’m giving away some small things !
What you will win:
What you see here, so assorted incense, small bones and oddities, and a few jewelry bits, as well as a choice of two of the following:
-a starter culture of 12 porcellio laevis isopods, assorted ages and colour morphs
-three java fern plantlets
-a small ink and/or watercolour page based on your blog
-a custom patch. These will be acrylic or glow paint on t shirt material or dark denim
-custom made set of hook earrings made with beads, bones, etc
US only, likes and reblogs count, as many as you like. This is in no way affiliated w tumblr. Winner will be announced June 15 at noon Pacific std time. If winner does not respond in 24 hours another will be named. And please don’t tag as giveaway etc or tumblr will fuck with it somehow!!
My new children have arrived! My Porcellio Laevis ‘Dairy Cow’ and Porcellio Hoffmanseggi. The Hoffmanseggi still have a little growing to do, but I noticed the dairy cow female I have on my hand was actually pregnant, so i should see babies out of them soon.
I set up the Hoffmanseggi bin with extra hides, since I heard that females of this species actually raise and protect their young and will get aggressive towards the others if she doesnt have a good spot to feel secure with her young.