Papaya Isopods


  • Scientific Name: Cubaris murina
  • Common Name: Papaya
  • Origin: Florida and North Dakota
  • Adult Size: .55 inches
  • Reproduction Rate: Fast
Species: Cubaris murina  Image: Representative Image SKU:I018PCategory: Tags:isopods, isopods for sale, lizard bedding, pill bug, reptile bedding, reptile substrate, rollie pollie, roly poly, snake bedding
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This morph of Cubaris murina “Little Sea” was isolated in North Dakota and is believed to be a T- Albino morph of “Little Sea”. This is a smaller species within their genus but are very prolific once established. They can withstand low-high humidity climates as they were originally discovered in Miami, Florida.

These pink isopods are one of the few solid pink isopods within the hobby currently. They can have medium to large size broods. Papaya isopods are a good beginner Cubaris species! They are a very hardy species and easy to care for. 

The Papaya isopod makes a great pet for all ages. Our Papaya isopods for sale also make good cleanup crews for pet habitats. Whether you are looking for isopods as pets or more interested in adding them to your pets’ enclusure to aid in cleanup, these little critters are perfect.

Papaya isopods are safe to add to any hard body reptile enclosure. They will not harm or affect the behavior of the animal in anyway. They also will not bite or harm you and are an essential element for creating bioactive environments. They are available in 10 count cups and the majority will be adults with mixed sizes included.

You may also want to check out some of our other isopods morphs available as we have a nice selection to offer. Learn about isopod care and get isopod supplies.

We recommend the following quantities for Papaya isopod cleanup crews.

  • 10-gallon habitat 10-25
  • 20-gallon habitat 25-50
  • 30-to-40-gallon habitat 50-75
  • 75-gallon habitat and up 100 plus


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