Armadillidium vulgare, most commonly dark grey with no markings or some amount of yellow spotting.  However the base color can be brown, yellowish, or in some variants we don't yet keep, even white or orange.

Armadillidium vulgare

The "common roly poly" Armadillidium vulgare is responsible for most childhood isopods memories.  These cute crustaceans roll into a tight armored ball when they feel threatened.  At this time the wild type is the only sort we raise but their appearance varies quite a bit.

Armadillidium vulgare varieties

These are the isolated varieties we currently have begun keeping.


Armadillidium vulgare

"Orange vigor"

We were very pleased to add A vulgare orange vigor to our breeding program June of 2018.  Pictures do not nearly do justice to how these beauties look in person.  We hope to make them available soon.


Armadillidium vulgare


The Dalmatian vulgare combines a white base, yellow iridescent markings and black dalmation spots for a fun and visually exciting isopod.  Similar to Magic Potion with a slightly differing genetic background.


Armadillidium vulgare

"Orange Dalmatian"

A. vulgare orange dalmation is a recently developed morph we received.  Unfortunately it was not a fully isolated morph; white base, yellow iridescent markings and orange spots make this morph unique and special; but it will be some time before this beautiful variety is ready to share as an isolated color  for now it is available in the Dalmatian mix which includes the black Dalmatians and orange Dalmatians

Specialized Care:

Armadillidium vulgare tend to thrive in an enclosure with more airflow than some require but they are adaptable to most situations.


Armadillidium vulgare adapt to a wide range of temperatures and are more likely than some other species to be seen wandering about when it is still light out.

Armadillidium vulgare have a thick shell and may be difficult for some small species to digest if used as a feeder or in a bioactive setup.


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