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Cappuccino Isopods (Cubaris sp.)

Cappuccino Isopods (Cubaris sp.)

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Unlike most other European isopods, the Cappuccino isopods originate in Southeast Asia. These fascinating isopods are becoming very popular for their unique coloration; thus, quality Cappuccino isopods are some of the most in-demand Cubaris species right now.

Cappuccino isopods make great pets and cleaners. They live in high-humidity environments. Theymake low-maintenance pets. Theyhave a whole world of behaviors and interactions.

Cappuccino Isopods: A Glimpse

  • Origin: Thailand

  • Scientific Name: Cubaris Murina

  • Difficulty Level: Medium

  • Size: Up to 2.5 Centimeters

  • Rarity: High

  • Temperature: 75 degrees Fahrenheit to 85 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Humidity: 70 Percent to 80 Percent

  • Favorite Foods: Leaf Litter, Wood

Cappuccino Isopods: An Overview

Cappuccino isopods are rare isopods when compared to others. These Southeast Asian isopods have characterized by their unique colors and rounded bodies.They have light brown to tan bodies. They are kid-friendly and low-maintenance pets.

As Cappuccino isopods come from the humid region of Southeast Asia, they will thrive in a high-humidity enclosure. The best thing about these isopods is that they possess great cleaning abilities. They can be a perfect addition to any vivarium.

They are closely related to the pill bug. This comparatively small isopod has a unique coloration pattern that will remind you of a cup of cappuccino. They are unique and fascinating invertebrate species. 

Cappuccino isopods are easy to keep. They make the best clean-up crew member in any enclosure. They do not need any kind of special care. 

These isopods are quite resilient to changes in humidity and temperature. They are generally found in moist environments. They were first accidentally introduced to the pet trade by Thai farmers. They are gentle.

Cappuccino isopods are docile creatures. You don’t have to be frightened by them.

These isopods help in nutrient recycling within an enclosure. They are nocturnal. They feed at night. They love feeding on decomposing matter and leaf litter. 

Cappuccino Isopods: Basic Care

You can use the following instructions and tips to provide the best care to the Cappuccino isopods.

  • Use peat moss or coconut fiber as substrate materials for your cappuccino isopod.

  • Keep the temperature of the container within 68°F and 77°F.

  • Maintain the humidity levels between 70% to 80%. 

  • Avoid keeping the enclosure under direct light.

Cappuccino Isopods: Feeding

Cappuccino isopods are primarily detritivores. These isopods love to consume fish flakes, leaf litter, wood chips, etc.

Cappuccino isopods can feed on both decaying animals and plants. They are fond of rotten logs. They also consume animal droppings of insects. 

These isopods consume decomposing foods and vegetables.They feed on live mosses and cuttlebone as well. Cuttlebone is rich in calcium and minerals. It makes a budget-friendly alternative of calcium carbonate. It is about 85 percent calcium. It is an ideal way of increasing your isopod’s calcium levels.

Cappuccino isopods need proper nutrition. Good nutrition will help these isopods thrive in varied environments and settings. It will help them self-regulate and reproduce well. It helps them breed faster and promote a healthy population. It is really worthy supplementing their diets with nutritious food whenever possible.

Owners can supplement Cappuccino isopods’ diet with dog food and fish flakes. Their diet should also include as many fruits, vegetables, and protein-rich food as possible. You can feed them food whenever their food source runs out. However, avoid overfeeding them in any case. Also, make sure the food items do not have any remaining pesticide residue.

Cappuccino isopods need calcium to ensure proper development. You can use calcium supplements like calcium carbonate powder to their substrate. You can even use decaying organic matter such as wood debris, leaf litter, etc. 

Cappuccino Isopods: Appearance and Behaviour

  • Cappuccino isopods create burrows to feel secure.This is why their substrate mix should be deep enough to promote this behavior.

  • These isopods mainly grow in humid conditions. Keep a temperature between 20-25°C to help them thrive.

  • These isopods are active creatures during night. You need tokeep them safely in terrarium that is designed specifically for this behavior. 

  • These isopods are very low-maintenance. You won’t have to spend a lot of time taking care of them.

Cappuccino Isopods: Habitat

Cappuccino isopods prefer humid environments with plenty of hiding places. You can use a quality plastic container to store the Cappuccino isopods. Make sure there are not many air holes as it can drop the humidity levels inside the enclosure.

It is observed that cappuccino isopods are good burrowers. The natural habitat of Cappuccino isopods is composed of leaf litter and damp soil. 

These isopods tend to enjoy living in moist areas. They prefer environments that are the perfect choice for their scavenging activities.

Cappuccino isopods like a highly humid enclosure with fair ventilation and a moderate temperature. A vivarium or terrarium setup with many inlets and outlets makes the right breeding choice for these isopods.

Their enclosure should be partly dry and partly wet. This will allow them to self-regulate. The enclosure should also have a sufficient amount of limestones as it makes a rich source of calcium. Calcium is very beneficial for these beautiful creatures.

Cappuccino Isopods: Substrate Mix

The substrate for Cappuccino isopods should be a dynamic mix of milled sphagnum peat moss, long-fiber sphagnum moss, fine tree fern fiber, willow oak leaf litter, and orchid bark. The mix should be well-moistened. Don’t make it excessively wet. This might drown the isopods. You can also use a spray bottle to mist the substrate every few days to retain moisture within the enclosure.

Cappuccino Isopods require moist substrate to survive and reproduce. Make sure you add a layer of sphagnum moss to help them maintain healthy isopod colonies. 

Choosing the best substrate mix is important to maintain proper habitat of Cappuccino isopods. The humidity-loving creatures need a substrate mix with good water retention capabilities. As detritivores, they need leaf litter and live moss in order to thrive. 

While arranging the substrate mix, make sure you add a good level of depth. This is an important step as Cappuccino isopods like to dig extremely deep for moisture control.

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