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Armadillo officinalis "red"

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This mutation of officinalis was isolated in Europe, most likely out of the "Spain" locale. Babies are born a deep yellow/orange, and the color deepens into adulthood to a brick red color.

Like other officinalis, they get quite large and need a decent setup to meander about. They benefit from a hefty calcium source and moderate ventilation, but enjoy a setup with a large amount of moisture.

Officinalis are often known as "the hissing isopod" due to rubbing their legs in a circular motion on the inside of their shells while curled up, which produces a rattling sound.

Officinalis do well in temperate and semi-arid environments. They are not recommended for tropical due to issues molting in high humidity. They enjoy eating many soft bodied plants.

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Isopods are shipped Mondays and Tuesdays. If temperatures at arrival destination are ABOVE 80F or BELOW 40F the package will be marked HOLD FOR PICKUP at the closest FedEx facility for the safety of the animals. PLEASE include your phone number at checkout in case the package is marked held. The holding facility may or may not call, so please monitor your tracking number for the package to be available.

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