Isopod Essentials contains calcium and other trace minerals, essential for the proper growth of most isopods exoskeleton.
As terrestrial isopods become more popular as pets. So too is the need for their proper diet and nutrition. We have developed a calcium and mineral supplement powder that will help keep your isopods healthy.
You can add this to our popular Calcium Rich Isopod Substrate if you’re keeping isopods in their own enclosure. If you keep isopods in a Bioactive Terrarium, you may sprinkle this onto the terrarium substrate. Your vivarium plants will appreciate the extra calcium and minerals as well.
Do Isopods Need Calcium?
Calcium and other minerals are a vital part of all isopods diet around the world. Isopods require a constant source of calcium to properly grow a healthy exoskeleton. without it they fail to thrive and reproduce. In the wild, isopods are able to source this from fallen trees, leaves, bones, antlers and many other sources
Many species of isopods are discovered around lime stone cliffs and quarries such as the Porcellio expansus. Most of the newly discovered Cubaris species are found exclusively in lime stone caves through-out Thailand.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed principally of calcium carbonate (calcite) (CaCO3). It is commonly composed of tiny fossils, shell fragments and other fossilized debris.
How To Use Isopod Essentials:
Simply place a small amount into the isopods enclosure. They will come to it and eat what they want, when they want it. If you wish to see this, sprinkle some Isopod Essentials onto a cucumber slice and place it into the enclosure. The Isopods will eat the cucumber as well as the vital minerals.
Isopods Essentials is available for sale and shipping in Canada
Limestone (Calcium Carbonate), Oyster Shell Flour, Bone Meal, Gypsum, Insect Frass (Earthworm Castings) Glacial Rock Dust, Greensand, Basalt Rock Dust, Blood Meal, Feather Meal, Fish Bone Meal, Fossilized Carbon Complex (Humate), Mineralized Phosphate, Potassium Sulfate, Rock Phosphate, Alfalfa Meal, Kelp Meal, Yucca Extract