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Old 04-14-2008, 01:41 PM   #31
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maybe it wasnt a potato bug or my sister called it that lol, but the tiny tiny rolly polly things...u know what im talking about lol
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Perhaps they (rollie pollie, potato bugs etc) look like isopods, because they are isopods.
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Perhaps they (rollie pollie, potato bugs etc) look like isopods, because they are isopods.


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OMG! SCENE: Isopod Behavior

Isopod BehaviorGrade Level: Elementary, Middle School
Ecological Concepts: Behavior

Isopods are small crustaceans related to lobsters, crabs and crayfish. Most species of isopods are marine, but some are terrestrial. Common names for terrestrial isopods are pill bug, rolly polly, potato bug and sowbug. Some roll up into a ball when disturbed, others crawl away quickly. They generally eat decaying wood, leaves, and other vegetation. Isopods breathe through gills and so must live in moist areas. They prefer darkness, as well. They are part of the nutrient and energy cycles as detritivores.
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That's funny... I had never heard of those creatures referred to as Potato Bugs. This is what I grew up calling a Potato Bug. Much larger, and much uglier! Definitely not an Isopod.
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