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.
<quote> It's called a roly-poly. <quote> Actually, it's called a pillbug or, the scientific name, is Armadillidiidae and it's in the family of woodlice. Because they roll into a ball when threatened many have called them roly-polies or potato bugs. However, it's a common mistake as these are not bugs at all but they're actually crustacean much like shrimp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillbug http://insects.about.com/od/isopods/a/10-facts-pillbugs.htm
Yes, and it would be normally. ' The question's category by-line suggests "roly-poly" is an American colloquialism for the woodlouse, in which case, a sentence like, "There is a roly-poly ambling across the floor". ' In the UK, roly-poly is a somewhat archaic adjective for being overweight as a person or animal, and also the name of a pudding. So, perhaps, "You'll end up roly-poly if you eat too much roly-poly pudding!"
If prepared well, they taste similar to shrimp. And yes, they’re edible. Contrary to popular belief, roly polies (also known as pill bugs, doodle bugs, potato bugs, and by their scientific order name, Armadillidiidae) aren’t insects or arachnids. They’re land crustaceans, and as such, they’re more closely related to lobsters, crayfish, and shrimp. As a general disclaimer, you shouldn’t eat random crustaceans you find walking across your basement, but if you decide to eat roly…