Cubaris sp. Lemon Blue Isopod


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Cubaris sp. Lemon Blue Isopod Care Guide

The lemon blue isopod is among the classic Thai Cubaris species. 

They stand out as one of the most beautiful isopods, with the rolling hobby, yellow edges, and a beautiful solid blue in the middle. They are one of the most sought-after species of isopods. 

The Lemon blue Isopod is a very productive, medium or sometimes large-sized isopod species. They were originally found in Asia, and have since been bred in different countries around the world by isopod enthusiasts. 

They grow well in a moist terrarium environment, perfect for breaking down feces, rotting leaves as well as organic waste. Lemon blue isopods enjoy diets containing a high level of protein. Read on to explore everything you need to know about the lemon blue isopod.

Cubaris sp. Lemon Blue

Size, Appearance, and Behavior

The size of the Lemon Blue isopods ranges from medium to large. The tiny crustaceans can grow to as much as 2cm in length, yet they are quite active. You get them and just watch them do their thing.

They possess yellow edges and a deep blue middle color and possess an equal number of feet on each side of their body, hence the name “isopod”. 

They’re stunning and are not for just showing off. Lemon Blue isopods are very active in feeding and breeding, this makes them excellent bioactive options.

Their behavior is influenced by some factors including temperature, humidity, and light intensity. These conditions determine how quickly they move, as a Lemon blue isopod will move quickly until it finds conducive conditions where it then slows down and relaxes.

Caring for Lemon Blue Isopods

There are very important things to take into cognizance when taking up the duty of breeding Lemon blue isopods. Check them out:

  • Cubaris sp. Lemon Blue

     Habitats & Enclosure

Lemon blue isopods can be kept in either of these two – in their culture container or a prepared bioactive terrarium. The size of the isopod determines the size of the container for their culture. 

If you are breeding medium-sized isopods, it is recommended that you start with at least a shoe-sized container, but you must always make plans to expand soon enough.

Like any other living thing, the Lemon Blue isopod requires sufficient ventilation. Dedicated isopod enclosures come with holes that aid ventilation, however, if you will be making yours, it is necessary to make holes yourself.

  • Cubaris sp. Lemon Blue


The best substrate for breeding Lemon blue isopods must have the ability to retain moisture and should contain organic components to feed on. A simple mixture of coco coir, earthworm, and sphagnum moss should suffice.

  • What Does The Cubaris sp. Lemon Blue


Lemon Blue isopods consume naturally decaying matter and chops of other supplementary fruit or vegetables. They can consume different ranges of food, as they have quite a large appetite for their size.

You can give them basically whatever comes from the kitchen, however, you must be mindful not to attract pests, hence vegetables are preferred over fruits.

You must also put their protein needs into consideration, as they need much of it to stay healthy and strong. 

  • Cubaris sp. Lemon Blue

    Temperature & Humidity

Lemon blue isopods will breed faster in warmer temperatures. A typical room temperature of 21 – 270C is just right. The humidity should also be put into consideration, by using a closed container. When the moisture levels are up, you are sure to generate high humidity.

Weight 2.26796 lbs
Dimensions 10.0 × 10.0 in


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