Large group of Porcellio Laevis – 'Milkback' - Isopods on cork bark.
Porcellio Laevis – 'Milkback' - Isopods on cork bark.
Porcellio Laevis – 'Milkback' - Isopods
Porcellio Laevis – 'Milkback' - Isopods on cork bark.
Four Porcellio Laevis – 'Milkback' - Isopods on cork bark.

Porcellio Laevis – 'Milkback' - Isopod

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Porcellio Laevis – 'Milkback' - Isopod

Porcellio laevis Milkback is a morph of P. laevis with predominantly gray or black coloration that is interrupted by a white stripe down the back segment.

Porcellio Laevis, also known as the smooth or swift isopod, is characterized by the smooth dorsal surface of their shell and found throughout Europe and North America. These medium to large bodied isopods spend most of their time on or at the surface of the soil. Porcellio laevis will grow to between ½” to 3/4” in size and reproduce quickly once established in your setup. Their shells have a smooth texture and come in a variety of colorations or morphs such as; Dairy Cow, Milkback, Orange, Typical (Gray).

  • You will receive a mixture of adults and juveniles / manca.
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Due to state regulations pertaining to the sale and movement of these organisms, we cannot ship to the following states;
HI, LA, OR, (RI, VT - Currently under review) & US Territories
Last updated 10.15.2020

A 72 Hour Heat Pack should be added to any order containing perishable, or live, organisms (clean up crew or live plants) going to a location experiencing temperatures below 50 Degrees F. 

* We cannot offer any guarantees for organisms shipped without a heat pack during the winter / cold months. Please note that we are located in Ohio and will need to added a heat pack to any order being shipped during the late Fall, winter and, and early spring seasons.

* Any order containing live organisms that does not have a 72 hour heat pack added to order will be contacted before shipping to have a heat pack added to the order; at an additional charge before shipping.