Woodlouse close up video with amazing slow motion ending.

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Woodlouse close up video

Woodlouse close up video with amazing slow motion ending. Sometimes called a sow bug in Britain.

Also known as pillbug. These are amazing little insects and even more interesting in slow motion.

A woodlouse (plural woodlice) a terrestrial isopod crustacean with rigid, segmented, long exoskeleton also with fourteen jointed limbs.

Woodlice mostly feed on dead plant material, and they are usually active at night.

The woodlouse has a shell-like exoskeleton, which it must progressively shed as it grows. The moult takes place in two stages; the back half is lost first, followed two or three days later by the front. This method of moulting is different from that of most arthropods, which shed their cuticle in a single process.

A female woodlouse will keep fertilised eggs in a marsupium on the underside of her body until they hatch into offspring that look like small white woodlice curled up in balls. The mother then appears to “give birth” to her offspring. Females are also capable of reproducing asexually.

Despite being crustaceans like lobsters or crabs, woodlice are said to have an unpleasant taste similar to “strong urine”

 

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