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rolly polly are neat

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dorsal and ventral view
of a dead woodlouse
this is the same rolly
polly pictured twice.
^- dorsal. ventral. -^
<- this is the corpse of a rolly polly
i found on the floor

rolly polly are more often
called pill bugs or woodlice.
but they aren't bugs or lice.
they are crustaceans like
crabs and lobsters. they eat
dead wood. when threatened
they curl up into a ball like
an armadillo. they make good
pets.

do you curl up into a
ball when threatened too?

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