Togher N.S. November 1999
start off as eggs in their mums tummy pouch.
weeks later they hatch as tiny woodlice.
woodlice live with their parents.
mothers abandon most other insect eggs.
did you find the woodlice?
Was it in a dark place? Yes No
Was it in a damp place?
Why do you think the
woodlice chose to live in this place?
What do you think the
many legs have the woodlouse?
the legs paired opposite each other?
the woodlouse antenna?
do you think the woodlouse needs a coat of armour?
are related to some shellfish can you guess which one?
do you think is the biggest danger to a woodlouse
to know your woodlouse.
.do not hurt your friend.
Find your woodlouse under a stone or log.
Get a piece of wood (like a
ruler) + try to get the woodlouse to climb on.
Walk off in the other direction.
Easily climb onto the wood.
Struggle to get onto the wood.
Get a box with half the lid cut off find out which half the woodlouse
your woodlouse carefully on the table and poke it gently.
Roll up into a ball
Clamp down on the ground.
Pretend to be dead produce a disgusting substance.
Please return the woodlouse safely to its home.