Woodlouse, pill bug, roly poly, sow bug, armadillo bug, cheeselog, wood shrimp… what do you call this bug where you live?
Whatever you do, don’t call it an insect! Roly polies are crustaceans, more like a shrimp or crayfish than a cricket! In this episode of Deep Look, we get an up close look at the evidence of their evolutionary history: the gills that they use to breathe.
Next, some slow tv: Watch a woodlouse flip over.