Porcellio scaber (Rough woodlouse):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.080
SMSE = 0.069

Zero-variate data
ab 35 35 (0.0001046)dage at birthADW
tp400 357.6 (0.1059)dtime since birth at pubertyADW
am1500 1500 (2.512e-05)dlife spanADW
Lb0.32 0.309 (0.03433)cmtotal length at birth for femaleDonk1992
Lbm0.31 0.2794 (0.09863)cmtotal length at birth for maleDonk1992
Lp1.4 1.489 (0.06392)cmtotal length at puberty for femaleDonk1992
Lpm1.2 1.347 (0.1225)cmtotal length at puberty for maleDonk1992
Li1.9 1.808 (0.04835)cmultimate total length for femaleDonk1992
Lim1.7 1.634 (0.03881)cmultimate total length for maleDonk1992
Wwb0.4 0.4935 (0.2337)mgdry weight at birth for femaleDonk1992
Wwbm0.4 0.3618 (0.09544)mgdry weight at birth for maleDonk1992
Wwp 50 55.27 (0.1053)mgdry weight at puberty for femaleDonk1992
Wwpm 45 40.53 (0.09936)mgwet weight at puberty for maleDonk1992
Wwi83.4 98.86 (0.1854)mgultimate wet weight for femaleDonk1992
Wwim63.4 72.35 (0.1412)mgultimate wet weight for maleDonk1992
Ri0.26 0.2607 (0.00258)#/dmaximum reprod rateADW
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW_f see Fig. 1 (0.02486)timewet weightDonk1992
tW_m see Fig. 1 (0.04523)timewet weightDonk1992
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPorcellio scaberUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.08356cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.8634-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 59.85J/d.cm^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8298-growth efficiency


  • dryweight problaby has a large ash content, due to CaCO3 in carapax


  • [Wiki] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcellio_scaber.
  • [ADW] http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Porcellio_scaber.
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  • [Donk1992] M. Donker. Physiology of metal adaptation in the isopod Porcellio scaber. PhD thesis, VU University Amsterdam, 1992.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [LavyRijn2001] D. Lavy, M. J. van Rijn, H. R. Zoomer, and H. A. Verhoef. Dietary effects on growth, reproduction, body composition and stress resistance in the terrestrial isopods Oniscus asellus and Porcellio scaber. Physiological entomology, 26:18--25, 2001.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Jan Baas, 2013/07/18 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/02/02)

accepted: 2016/02/09

refer to this entry as: AmP Porcellio scaber version 2016/02/09 bio.vu.nl/thb/deb/deblab/add_my_pet/