Togher N.S. November 1999
found woodlice in a damp, dark place.
like living in dark, damp places, they need the dampness to survive or else
their bodies would shrivel up.
The woodlice have 6-7 pairs of legs. They are paired opposite to each
other .The woodlice has two antennae at the
of its head.
woodlouse was about1.2 cm. Long. Its body is hard like armour.
The armour is flexible. The
coat of armour is for protection. Woodlice
are related to shrimp. They have their coat of armour and similarity in size in
common. The woodlouse antennae are
used to help it find its way. Their
enemies are humans and flatworms. We
found our woodlouse under a piece of wood.
If you put the woodlice on a ruler it will cling to it.
When we put it into a box with half in the shade and ½ in the light it
went to the shady side. We returned
our woodlouse to it habitat.