Cubaris sp. Cappuccino Isopod Care Guide
The Cubaris sp. Cappuccino Isopod is another unique, rare, and highly sought species of Isopods that originates from Thailand.
They are known to be exotic pets and people enjoy collecting this particular species for fun. They are a super adaptable species and will easily fit into just about any setup.
The procedure for establishing Cappuccino Isopods is usually the same as any other isopods, despite the varied environmental conditions.
It’s best to introduce the juveniles first when installing your bioactive enclosure for the first time so they can get established in the substrate.
You can leave them in their holding tank or a suitable invertebrate enclosure for a short period, particularly if you need them for a bioactive cleanup. It’s a good idea to introduce them to hidden areas so they won’t be preyed upon by reptiles or amphibians. They enjoy hidden, dark, and highly humid enclosures.
Size, Appearance, and Behavior
Cubaris Cappuccino Isopods are medium-reproducing isopods that grow to a little below 2 cm in length. This isopod has beautiful and outstanding lovely coffee and cream colors. They also have a white, eale-like marking around their dorsal carapace.
The Cappuccino Isopod can be included in any beginner’s isopod collection. They prefer a damp enclosure, as do other Cubaris species.
To allow them to self-regulate, they should be fed with a partly wet, partly split. An inclusion of limestone in their substrate and a diversified diet is also essential.
Caring for Cubaris sp. Cappuccino Isopod
Caring for Cubaris sp Cappuccino Isopod is not so different from other Isopods. They just have a few unique demands.
As the Cubaris sp Cappuccino Isopods originate from Thailand, they have a specific need for a habitat that imitates their original habitat.
They like a highly humid enclosure, with a moderate temperature and fair ventilation. A vivarium or a terrarium with ventilation inlets and outlets is just right for breeding them.
Their enclosure should be partly wet and partly dry, as this would give them a chance to self-regulate. Not forgetting the limestone-rich caves of Thailand, the enclosure should have some amount of limestones, this would serve as a calcium source for the beautiful creatures.
The substrate for breeding Cubaris sp. Cappuccino Isopods should be a dynamic mix of long-fiber sphagnum moss, milled sphagnum peat moss, fine orchid bark, fine tree fern fiber, and willow oak leaf litter.
This mix should be well moistened, but be careful not to make it excessively wet, or else the isopods will drown.
They love to eat varieties of fruits, vegetables, and other fairly wet leaves. Their meals can contain potatoes, carrots, squash, leaf powder, and even cuttlebone – an additional source of calcium. Fresh moss is also an additional treat they can be fed with.
Temperature and Humidity
Humidity in their enclosure should be in the range of 70-805, while the temperature should not exceed 80F°. They enjoy a warm temperature and a mostly damp environment. These conditions aid their development and productivity.