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small terrestrial isopod with a convex segmented body that can roll up into a ball

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In the common pill bug (a type of terrestrial crustacean), Wolbachia passed to eggs can make genetic males develop into functional females without any gene transfer.
Instead, researchers found that many of the species studied favored the areas where deer grazed frequently Pill bugs, centipedes, millipedes, earthworms, slugs, ants, and beetles were found equally in grazed and ungrazed sections, but researchers found nearly three times as many red-backed salamanders and five-and-a-half times more snakes in sites with deer than those without them.
Earthworms, pill bugs, insects and spiders will thrive in the decomposing leaf mulch and will, in turn, be readily eaten by many songbirds.
Isopods are a type of crustacean that includes pill bugs, little grey bugs found in many gardens.
Sow bugs, however, are twice as large as pill bugs and have seven brown layers of overlapping "armor.
The program, under tutorage by an instructor from the Brooklyn Center for Urban Development, helps the young and old learn everything from the anatomy of worms and pill bugs to how to plant indoor gardens.
Sow bugs and pill bugs eat little hollows in the sides of the fruit.
There's even a section on raising earthworms, pill bugs, and snails
Grandpa and I do boy stuff We hunt for pill bugs, snail shells, and rocks.
The stretch receptor of the 2nd thoracic segment of Ligia has no specialized receptor muscles, a lack also reported in pill bugs (Niida et al.
Rocks, logs and leaves provide shelter for worms, centipedes, crickets, salamanders, pill bugs and more.
Instead, he frequently plays with pill bugs and holds conversations with them.
Leaves, moisture, air and an army of bacteria, fungus, mold, red worms, mites, springtails, centipedes, pill bugs and earthworms produce natures' fertilizer: compost.
For zoologists, the world is richer," writes Sue Hubbell, and proves it with 13 graceful essays on worms, sea urchins, fireflies, pill bugs and a handful of other invertebrates that prove far more interesting by the end of the book than one would have thought at the beginning.