Asked in Needs a Topic
Needs a Topic
How much do pillbugs eat?
Asked in Pollution, Deforestation and Habitat Loss
Why do pillbugs prefer moist environments over dry environments?
Asked in Animal Life
What a Smallmouth Salemaders eat?
Asked in Crustaceans, Slugs and Snails, Pest Control
Does slug pesticide kill pillbugs?
Yes, slug pesticide can kill pillbugs. Scientists classify pillbugs as crustaceans and invertebrates and slugs as shell-less terrestrial gastropod molluscs. The two arthropod types in question do not always respond to one and the same pesticide, but they will when the active ingredients are beta-cyfluthrin, bifenthrin, carbaryl, cyfluthrin, cypermethrin, deltamethrin, esfenvalerate, gamma cyhalothrin, lambda- cyhalothrin, or permethrin.
Asked in Insects, Centipedes
What is a Rolly Polly?
The roly poly goes by many names-pillbug, wood louse, armadillo bug, potato bug. Though they're often associated with insects and are referred to as "bugs," pillbugs actually belong to the subphylum Crustacea. They're much more closely related to shrimp and crayfish than to any kind of insect. 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. Like crabs and other crustaceans, pillbugs tote their eggs around with them. Though pillbugs do drink the old-fashioned way-with their mouthparts-they can also take in water through their rear ends. A poked pillbug will roll up into a tight ball. In fact, many people call them roly polies for just this reason. Pillbugs have hemocyanin in their blood. Unlike hemoglobin, which contains iron, hemocyanin contains copper ions. When oxygenated, pillbug blood appears blue. Hadley, Debbie. "10 Fascinating Facts About Pillbugs."