Oniscidea. Also known as pill bugs, slaters, cudworm, chisel-hog, chucky pigs, sow pigs and many more. Woodlice are one of the few terrestrial crustaceans so more closely related to lobsters than insects, in fact woodlice still breathe using gills. A woodlouse has 14 legs and an outer shell called an exoskeleton which they shed once they outgrow it. Woodlice feed on decaying matter and can be found in compost heaps or under rocks in UK gardens.
Ideal for biology animal behaviour investigations using a choice chamber or maze.
As woodlice are native to Britain, they can be released into the wild once investigations have been completed. Ideally find a damp and dark area for release, e.g. under a rock.
Pack of 10, 50 or 100, mixed species, ages and genders. All will be over 8mm long. If you require a single or specific species please state when ordering.
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