The "zebra roly poly" Armadillidium maculatum is a popular species found as a native in Northern Europe. Wild A maculatum typically have breaks in their white striping patterns but years of selection in the hobby has zebra cultures producing more evenly striped animals with the stark white on black patterning.
At this time we will only be selling the standard black and white zebra. Below our the project types that might become available someday if they can be isolated.
Armadillidium maculatum projects
These are the not isolated variants yet but projects in the Steel Cut Collaborations collection now. These projects are not for sale.
This A. maculatum morph is a rich chocolate brown with the classic zebra stripes or sometimes a broken spotted pattern as seen to the right in the color mix photo below.
High white in A. maculatum flips the script creating patches of black or chocolate with a rich white background.
The chocolate, high white, and other morph projects are not for sale indidvidually yet but you can get a head start if you order the A maculatum color mix and begin trying to isolate some of these morphs for yourself. It is a luck of the draw mix so you may receive some or all of the project genetics. Every mix will absolutely contain at least black and chocolate with the possibility of high white and other morphs we haven't taken the time to isolate or name yet.
Every now and then an individual comes along with a yellow striping color rather than white. Our goal is to someday stabilize this in our chocobee A maculatum project.
Armadillidium maculatum tend to thrive in an enclosure with more airflow than some require.
Armadillidium maculatum are more likely than some other species to be seen wandering about when it is still light out and can be a fun species for display terrariums.
Armadillidium maculatum have a thick shell and may be difficult for some small species to digest if used as a feeder or in a bioactive setup.
Visit the sales page to see what we have available and then e-mail me.