Armadillidium corcyraeum, as all pillbugs, like to hide underneath leaves but they can be seen more often than the Porcellio kinds. That’s also great for watching them eat their favourite foods.
The main colour of an adult isopod of this kind is about grey-black. Some show three rows of white dots on their back, sometimes even a white stripe. Young isopods often appear brown-ish but it will go darker with age.
It takes about the average time to grow these isopods. Keeping them is rather easy and also the breeding will be with great amounts of offsprings if the keeping conditions are right. That’s why I’m sure this kinda new isopod kind will establish very well into our hobby.
Armadillidium corcyraeum really like fallen leaves, it’s also the place where you will most likely find them. Even though they hardly take it, you should offer them food alternatives from time to time. Especially when the tank fills upwith animals, you should add an extra protein source. It is to stop cannibalism.
The outer appearance of this isopod is fascinating. It looks kind of similar to the Armadillidium maculatum „Zebra Pillbug“, but it varies in the main colour and they have dots instead of stripes. They’re also much more chilled out which makes it easer to watch them.
Tipp: You can keep the ground damp. I cover up the whole surface with leaves and keep a corner for the protein food.
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