Hippos are bred by Haydenzilla Farm and are the largest isopods available. Carry them in your pocket habitat, take them to school, take them to work, they will be as snug as a bug... in your pocket.
This species do not curl into a ball when scared, they play dead.
Females will typically give birth to 1 or 2 clutches of approximately 40 babies from early spring to mid fall and maybe one clutch in the winter.
HippoPolyus’ can grow to over 1 inch long and live 4-5 years. They become sexually mature and start producing babies around 9 months old. Yours will be approximately 6-8 months old when shipped.
Hippos prefer 60-80% humidity and temperatures between 70-80 degrees F but can tolerate temperatures as low as 40 degrees. They will eat just about anything organic including most vegetables, grains, and fish food. Do not overfeed or the uneaten food will attract fruit flys.
Just like all isopods/rolies, HippoPolyus’ get along well with other species of isopods/rolies.
Shipping is a flat $10 per order no matter how many isopods or species ordered. Orders totaling $35 or more include free standard shipping.
While pictures typically represent the adult version of our pets, most items for sale are shipped as immature stages of the available species. Photos of outstanding adult specimens are typically used, not representing the actual specimen available for sale. Recommended for ages 8+