• Living Materials Card - 50 Beetles, 50 Isopods

FOSS Living Materials Card - 50 Beetles, 50 Isopods

Part #: 270-4151

$51.45

Mealworm (Darkling) Beetle (Oniscus ascellius)
Isopods - sow bug & pill bug (Tenebrio molitor)

*When using Living Materials Cards, please allow 3-4 weeks delivery time.
An additional charge applies to shipments of living materials.

Care Instructions:
Darkling Beetles:
Darkling beetles can be kept in the shipping container with the perforated lid for a day or two. Keep them at room temperature in low light. After that, transfer the beetles to a basin with a layer of bran (2–3 cm) and a piece of potato or apple. Cover the bran with a paper towel to provide hiding places.

Isopods: Isopods can be kept in their shipping container for a few days. The shipping container has damp paper towel to provide moisture. Upon arrival, open the container and mist the paper towel slightly. Food should be removed if it shows any signs of mold and replaced with small bits of carrot, potato, or apple. Pill bugs and sow bugs can be kept in the shipping container for a few days until ready to use in class. Moisten paper towels as necessary.

If you are keeping the pill bugs and sow bugs for a longer period of time, place them in a suitable terrarium with rich, moist soil. Place moist paper towels in the container to provide humidity, and continue to add vegetables and/or fruit, replacing as necessary to control mold. Keep the container at room temperature in low light.

Please refer to the living materials literature included with your shipment or check the Materials section of your Teacher Guide for information on dealing with the organisms at the end of the module.

 

Item Package Quantity: 1