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Sea Life & Aquarium Substrates

Sea life from the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 50 degree F salt water species. Gulf of Maine Inc. supplies sea life, beach plants, and aquarium substrates from Maine, collected by hand.

Aquarium substrates

Arthropods

Bony fishes

Brachiopods

Bryozoa

Cartilaginous fishes

Cnidaria

Echinoderms

Gulf of Maine assortments

Macroalgae

Molluscs

Plankton

Saltwater plants

Sponges

Tunicates

Worms

Sow bug (Asellus aquaticus)

Sow bug (Asellus aquaticus)

from 5.00

Common name:  sow bug, beach borne sow bug

Scientific name: Asellus aquaticus

Locations:  underneath intertidal seaweed on fine substrate

Seasonality:  available year round

Colors:  black, white, red-brown

Size:  1/2” - 1”

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 Upper intertidal, beach borne sow bug.

Upper intertidal, beach borne sow bug.

Tidepool Tim says, "Sowbugs and pillbugs are a very popular animal to use in terrariums in school classes. At Gulf of Maine, we do our best to supply whatever specimens our customers are seeking. Though we are known very much for our marine life - we have expanded our collecting to offer species from the woods, fields, streams, wetland, lakes, and forest.  Live earthworms, crayfish, various insects, lichens/mosses, and are all available. Please contact us if you need these specimens for your classes or labs.

Read my blog post to learn where how to catch sow bugs yourself"