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WINTER SHIPPING GOES INTO EFFECT December 4th, 2019:
During winter shipping, I only ship live animals via Priority Mail Express ($45), and only if weather permits. Local purchases and dry goods are unaffected. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Normal shipping will resume in February 2020.
I now have a permit for most Armadillidium and Porcellio isopod species! I have applied for a permit amendment for Porcellionides pruinosus, Cylisticus convexus, Atlantoscia floridana, a Trichorhina tomentosa, and Oniscus asellus. Sales of other creatures and supplies are unaffected.
Armadillidium granulatum, not yet available
Armadillidium klugii. ‘Montenegro’ $5 each, not yet available
Armadillidium maculatum Zebra pillbugs 12 juvies for $14, available
Armadillidium nasatum ‘Peach’ 12 juvies for $12, available
Armadillidium sp. ‘Magic Potion’, not yet available
Armadillidium vulgare ‘High Yellow’, not yet available
Armadillidium vulgare ‘Orange Vigor’ 12 for $24, available
Atlantoscia floridana Florida fast isopod, not yet available
Cylisticus convexus Curly or Teardop isopods 12 for $12, available
Isopoda sp. ‘Tarragona’ $10 for 12, available
Nagurus cristatus Dwarf Striped Isopod $10 for 12, out of stock
Oniscus asellus (skirted isopods) 12 juvies for $8, available
Porcellio dilatatus Giant Canyon sowbugs juvies 12 for $12, available
Porcellio hoffmanseggi (Titans!) Juveniles $7 each, Limited quantities available
Porcellio laevis ‘Dairy Cow’ 12 for $24, limited quantities available
Porcellio laevis ‘Orange’, not yet available
Porcellio magnificus, not yet available
Porcellio ornatus ‘Yellow Dot’, not yet available
Porcellio scaber (wild type) 12 for $6, available
Porcellio scaber ‘Calico’ 12 for $12, available
Porcellio scaber ‘Dalmatian’ mixed sizes 12 for $12, available
Porcellio scaber ‘Orange Dalmatian’, available
Porcellio scaber ‘Spanish Orange’ mixed sizes 12 for $10, available
Porcellionides pruinosus Powder Blues (wild type) mixed sizes 12 for $7, available
Porcellionides pruinosus ‘Powder Orange’ 10 for $10, available
Porcellionides pruinosus ‘Whiteout’, not yet available
Trichoniscidae sp. Jungle micropods/Dwarf Purples/ Costa Rican Dwarfs 24+ for $5, Sold out
Trichorhina tomentosa Dwarf/maicero whites 24+ for $5, Sold out
Mixed leaf litter
This is a very full plastic bag of mixed hardwood leaf litter, which we use (with great success!) with our own isopods and millipedes. We do not spray our trees or lawn. Leaves may include, but are not necessarily limited to: maple, Callary pear, apple, plum, locust, pecan, and willow. May also include leaf stems or small twigs, and well as small amounts of grass and other plant material. It is suggested that you sanitize the leaves before use.
Two sizes available:
1 quart $3.00 (must choose medium flat rate box or larger)
1 gallon: $6.00 (please contact about shipping options, as it will depend on your order size.)
Isopod Culture Kit (small) $5.00
This culture kit contains everything you need to culture isopods for 2+ months:
1 32- ounce deli cup with ventilated lid, and
2+ inches of pre-sanitized substrate, including organic compost, fallen hardwood leaves, and calcium
Just add a little water, your isopods, and you’re good to go. Recommended for dwarf to medium isopod species. Not recommended for the giant Spanish Porcellio species.
Isopod Culture Kit (Large) $12.00
This culture kit consists of a 6-quart Sterilite container and 1.5-2” of presanitized substrate, including organic compost, mixed hardwood leaves, and calcium. This container is suitable for a permanent colony of all but the largest isopod species indefinitely, although you will want to split the culture and/or upgrade container size eventually for maximum production. Add ventilation for Armadillidium and large Spanish Porcellio species.
Springtails Sinella curviseta $5 per starter culture, $12 for large culture kit+starter culture+sample of food
Springtails Folsomia candida $5 per starter culture, $12 for large culture kit+starter culture+ Sample of food
Springtail food 2 oz. powdered food $5—they DEVOUR this food, and breed quickly on it
Bumblebee millipedes $5 each, or 6 for $25 limited quantities available
Ivory millipede juveniles $7 each, limited quantities available
Hiltonius pulchrus $7 each, limited quantities available
Mixed leaf litter
This is a very full plastic bag of mixed hardwood leaf litter, which we use (with great success!) with our own isopods and millipedes. We do not use pesticidkes on our property. Leaves may include, but are not necessarily limited to, maple, Callary pear, apple, plum, locust, pecan, and willow. May also include leaf stems or small twigs, and well as small amounts of grass and other plant material. It is suggested that you sanitize the leaves before use.
Two sizes available:
1 quart bag $3.00 (must choose medium flat rate box or larger)
1 gallon bag: $6.00 (please contact about shipping options, as it will depend on your order size.)
Opae Ula (Halocaridina rubra) $2.50 each
(Make sure you have a properly cycled brackish tank before purchasing opae ula. Full instructions available here.
Daphnia, $12 per starter culture (100-200) with 2 months’+ supply of food, available
Amphipods/Scuds/Gammarus Hyalella azteca, $10 per starter culture, available
Daphnia/Amphipod combo culture $18, with 1 months’ supply of daphnia food, available
Aquarimax Daphnia Food $6 for 2 oz. (dry powder, to be mixed with water), always available
Wingless fruit flies, Drosophila melanogaster $6 per fresh culture, $8 for producing culture
Microworms $3 for starter culture, $6 for ready-to-feed culture
Rice four beetles (Tribolium confusum) starter culture $6
Blue Star Endlers (Poecilia wingei) 1 pair plus ~8 fry $25
Mourning geckos, Lepidodactylus lugubris, hatchlings/juveniles, eleven available now!
Two geckos for $50, or 3 for $70
I generally ship Tuesdays. Any changes to your order must be made by Monday at 6 pm Mountain trimester. Please let me know ASAP if you need another ship date, and we’ll see what we can work out.
small priority box: $7.90
Some small cultures (up to 3) can ship priority for $7.90, although in hot or cold weather I recommend shipping in a larger container for better insulation, and the possibility of adding heat or cold packs.
Medium priority box: $14.40
Most cultures can fit in a medium priority box, even when combined with other cultures. Heat and cold packs may be recommended. A 72-hour heat pack is $2, a cold pack is free.
Priority Express 1 or 2-day $45.00
Terms of Service
I will use the shipping address in PayPal unless you specify a different preferred shipping address. You are responsible for making sure your shipping address is up to date.
Live Arrival Guarantee
LAG is provided if you choose Priority Express (1 or 2 day) as long as temperatures are above freezing and below 95 F in my ZIP code and yours during the time of transit and the signature requirement is NOT waived. There may be exceptions for certain temperature-sensitive species, which is will note at the time of inquiry. I may suggest or require that you pay a nominal fee for cold or heat pack(s) if temperatures are near these extremes.
(If there is a DOA under LAG coverage, send me clear photographs of the deceased animals within 6 hours of receipt. I will refund the purchase price (not including shipping) or reship once, at my discretion, although every effort will be made to accommodate your preference if one is expressed.)