Cubaris sp. White Pigeon Isopod Care Guide
An exotic pet isopod enthusiasts admire and are highly sought after is the Cubaris sp. White Pigeon isopod. A variant of the Cubaris sp. Blue Pigeon isopod, the White Pigeon originates from South East Asia and is on the list of the most beautiful isopods in the world.
The Cubaris sp. White Pigeon isopod is ideal for beginner isopod breeders who want to improve their breeding skills. The white pigeon takes at least a month after being introduced into a new habitat to get established. Once established, they are very prolific
Size, Appearance, and Behavior
They do not have albinism and are probably a leucism manifestation. They have black eyes, and the back of their body has grey accents.
Black Pigeon isopods enjoy digging underground to aid in reproduction and molting. They are broader than many other isopods, and adults may grow to a total length of about 2 cm. They seem elegant due to how their skirt flares to the side and dips deep.
Caring for Cubaris sp. White Pigeon Isopod
A new colony can be efficiently handled using a shoebox-sized container when dealing with a small to intermediate species like this one. You may get started quickly by using a Plastic box with ventilation holes punched in it, or you can acquire one of the specialty enclosures.
White pigeon isopods don’t seem to be as responsive to airflow as other species, thus you may minimize the holes to maintain that critical humidity. To optimize airflow through the container, ensure they’re evenly dispersed.
Selecting a mix with exceptional water retention for your substrate will help you keep those high humidity levels. Beginning with a coco coir substrate, adding sphagnum moss, orchid bark, and then earthworm castings for further nutrients is an excellent way to ensure that your isopods have food and water.
It’s important to remember that they enjoy burrowing a lot, therefore a decent substrate depth will be required to accommodate them. Add them to your bigger setups to improve the ecosystem’s health because burrowing aids aeration and replenishes substrates.
But it also implies that they could be a little more difficult to see. Leaf litter and softwood twigs (like cork bark) should also be added in large quantities. The natural hiding places will be much appreciated by them, and they will have a reliable supply of food.
Detritus and leftover food make up the wide-ranging diet of white pigeon isopods. It’s simple to add veggies and protein sources to an isopod diet, which should mostly consist of decaying wood and leaf litter.
Fish flakes can frequently suffice, but freeze-dried prawns and minnows can provide a fast protein snack. Additionally, give them calcium supplements in powder form. They may also eat limestone for calcium.
Temperature and Humidity
Warmer temperatures and a rather moist habitat are ideal for white pigeon isopods. About 80% of the air should be humid, and 20% should be dry.