Very cool! How big are they?
Adults can reach 35mm (1.37 inches) in length!
Love the white spots that they have.
Amazing! I’ve been considering some isopods, these are gorgeous!
Fun fact: these pillbug rolly-polly isopods aren’t bugs at all but are instead crustaceans like shrimp, lobster, crayfish and crabs are.
I really like when you drop fun facts for us
I’m not 100% sure if the roly-poly pillbugs and isopods are the same thing but ya the roly-poly pillbugs are apparently crustaceans and not insects or arachnids…still in the invert phylum arthropoda though. Another random fact: Fungi like mushrooms, molds, yeast etc are more closely related to the Animal kingdom than the Plant one even though mushrooms may seem more like a plant. They are heterotrophic (need to eat other things for food) like animals instead of autotrophic (making own food ie photosynthesis) like plants…at least for the most part anyway…
I actually knew this one!! I love fun facts, and sharing them makes it better
These are cool!
We have a few different types here, but My fav though by far are the dairy cows. Have a big ol colony going I just love them
Roly polys, as we call them, are isopods. Freshwater scuds, common genera include Gammarus and Hyalella, are often called shrimp. They are, in fact, aquatic isopods.
I heard some fancy restaurants are serving giant terrestrial isopods on the menu these days.
I’ve been seeing so many isopods lately and it makes me SO happy! These little ones are so neat!! Gorgeous specimens!!