Science Sunday: Roly Poly, bugs, and the like May 30, 2010 By Ticia 17 Comments So, I got our science book for the year, or however long it takes us (at the rate we're going it will not be a year, we did not take 2 weeks on chapter 1, but I don't think we'll always go this fast).
The pill bug goes by many names—roly-poly, woodlouse, armadillo bug, potato bug, but whatever you call it, it's a fascinating creature — or actually 4,000 species of creature. The nocturnal crustaceans have seven pairs of legs, segmented sections like a lobster's tail, and prefer humid environments.
An important consideration is that the roly-poly is not actually a bug or an insect. Roly-polies are crustaceans. But, unlike most crustaceans, roly-poly bugs are terrestrial and cannot survive under water. Like all other isopods, roly-poly bugs have bodies made up of three main parts: the abdomen, the head, and the thorax.
Holy Roly Poly! How Do I Get Rid of Those Pill Bugs? Pill bug or roly poly, potato bug or wood louse — you may know them by a variety of names, but you've probably seen one, or maybe a thousand, if you've ever turned over a rock outside. Though they look like insects, they're
Female roly-poly bugs may have one to three broods of young per year. When the eggs are formed, the female places them into a brood pouch where she may carry up to 50 eggs. In approximately two months, the young roly-polies emerge. They look like small roly-poly bugs, and if it is a species that can roll, it can do so at birth.
Getting rid of roly-poly's (or pill bugs)? New to Chowhound? They like to hide under my strawberry leaves and my beans have all been eaten to nubs! So far they've left my tomatoes alone and my strawberries don't look eaten for the most part. I've looked around and it seems 50% of people