Dwarf Grey Isopods (Clean Up Crew)
"Mold-busters" are here! Your very own dwarf, 14-18 man team dedicated to breaking down organic matter within your ant empire(s) enclosures. Imagine that, in-house cleaners just for your ant colonies. Due to their voracious appetites and prolific nature, they've become the perfect addition to most ant nests, especially bio-active setups.
Whilst they won't break down mold as such, they will opportunistically break down most decaying organic matter such as leftover ant jelly or unneaten remains of insects, helping prevent outbreaks of mold and fungus within your setup.
Trichorina spp. are one of the smaller species of Isopod and can grow upto 5mm in length. That's about the size of an Acorn queen ant to you and I! These mini tropical woodlice range from a whiteish-grey colour which make them a very pleasing addition to any habitat, especially when observed in larger groups.
Like most Isopods, Trichorina spp. are oportunistic and will consume most decaying matter as well as protein too.
In order to truly thrive and become established in the setup, they need to be in a constantly damp, warm and humid microclimate, which can often be created through rotten wood and decaying leaf matter. Our cultures are supplied in tubs as a starter culture of various sizes, often ranging from 14-18 individuals.