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Porcellio spinicornis

"Brickwork isopod" or "Painted isopod"

This species originates in Europe but is naturalized to many places around the world.  They range from dark grey, sometimes blending in with populations of P scaber or O asellus, to a yellow with brown or grey markings.  The head and tail remaining dark.

Porcellio spinicornis

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Specialized Care:

P spinicornis do best with plenty of air, a soil with clay, and plenty of moisture in about 30-40% of their substrate.

Notes:

The yellow flecks on this species can range from very prominent to almost none at all.

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