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Woodlice (Roly-Poly and Pill bug)

Woodlice are crustaceans with a segmented exoskeleton. There are over 3,000 species of woodlice found worldwide. They are sometimes commonly called roly-poly and pill bug.

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How many eyes does a pill bug have?

Two. If you look really closely you can see them. They're compound eyes, like flies. ...
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How do you get rid of roly poly in your house?

Either kill them yourself or call an exterminator. :) But determine why they are there. An occasional, solitary woodlouse has probably crept in by accident, or been carried in on something. If it's an infestation you are dealing with then merely killing the animals is shooting the messenger, for their colony indicates damp and decaying timber (their food). ...
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What do roly poly bugs eat?

they eat dead grass or decaying plants and animals and sometimes can eat living plants but there really hard for them to chew. ...
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What do roly poly bug eat?

roly-polys eat rotting bark and wood.
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How do you know if a pill bug is a boy or girl?

look at the bottom legs females will have egg pockets on the legs
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What do woodlice do?

Woodlice eat dead and decaying plant matter so that is is converted back into nutrients that plants can use to grow ...
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What do woodlice eat?

Woodlice eat decaying or soft wood. They also eat rotting plant matter such as fruit and leaves, and they eat other animal's waste to provide them with key nutrients. ...
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How do you tell if a roly poly is a boy or a girl?

A girl has a finer, gray colored back shell. The boy has dark black. A girl is sometimes slimmer than a boy. boys usually have some white legs, and some normal. for more Roly-poly facts go to WWW.ROLY-POLY.ORG jxk ...
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Does woodlice eat dead leaves?

Yes, woodlice do eat decaying leaves.
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How do you cure a sick pill bug?

At times, curing an organism as small as an isopod proves to be a rather difficult task, if not nearly impossible. The best thing to do would be to separate the sick pill bug from the rest of its group, if not already individualized. This would prevent the spread of the disease to the other pill bugs. Because no current medication exists, it is necessary to have hopes that the pill bug will cure itself... ...
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Do woodlice hibernate?

certain speacies do
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How many legs does a roly-poly have?

The roly-poly bug (aka pill bug, BB bug, and Armadillo bug) has seven pairs of legs for a total of 14 legs. It is classified as an isopod, a different type of arthropod than insects, which have six legs, or arachnids (e.g., spiders) that have 8 legs. The roly poly can roll up into a tight ball with its exoskeleton providing armor to protect it from predation. The related link below shows a diagram of the anatomy of the pill bug/roly poly. ...
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Can woodlice live under water?

Woodlice have adapted to living on land, but can also survive in moist places. They have small gills, and yes, they could live underwater. ...
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Is there a concrete substance that will cure in damp conditions?

yes there is ..it's called hydo cement...even cures UNDER water..you have to be fast ...it heats up and you have only a few mins. to work with it....it even stops moving water. ...
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How do woodlice breathe?

Woodlice Breathe Through Gills Located On There Back
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How are woodlice adapted to their habitat?

Woodlice have flattened bodies to help them crawl through cracks and narrow spaces, such as those seen in rotting logs and underneath bark. They also have comparatively strong exoskeletons to protect them from predators. ...
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Can woodlice survive under water?

yes because they have gills
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What do baby roly polies look like?

They are little tiny white versions of their parents. Often found snuggled up among their mother's legs. ...
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Where do roly poly bugs live?

Roly pollies mostly live underneath bricks, flower pots, leaves, mulch, and rocks. They like moist, damp areas and eat decaying vegetation. ...
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How do pill bug respire?

Pillbugs breathe through gills. Yes they have gill like materials. Like their marine cousins, terrestrial pillbugs use gill-like structures to exchange gases. They require moist environments to breathe, but cannot survive being submerged in water. ...
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What do Roley Polies eat?

They eat decaying vegetation. But when I had one as a kid, I would always feed them dog poop, and they lived for about 5 months. roly plies live for 2-5 yrs ...