Dwarf White Isopods – Trichoniscus Tomentosa are a very small species of arthropods that make great feeders for many dart frogs. The are an excellent food for the frogs and positively contribute to the overall well being and health of your Vivarium’s ecosystem.
In nature, isopods are decomposers and are commonly found in and around dead and decaying organic matter on the rainforest floor. Once in your vivarium they will help to cycle the leaf litter, decaying plant material, and fecal material (poop)from your frogs, geckos, snakes or other small animals. Once a population is established in your tank, they will reproduce all on their own and create a steady supply of snacking food for your Dart Frogs.
Dwarf White Isopods should be able to keep up with most of the decomposing needs of the tank. However some frogs will forage more than others and you may be required to add more isopods to you vivarium as needed. Dwarf Isopods should not be used as your only food source for you amphibians or reptiles, as they cannot be dusted with the supplements that your animals will need. However they make a great treat and are important in the overall health of your vivarium. Dwarf Isopods require a high humidity maintained from 60-80%