Pill Bugs: Fun Facts


  • Pill bugs are active at night

  • Pill bugs do not bite or sting people

  • Pill bugs have seven pair of jointed legs

  • Pill bugs range in size from 1/4 to 1/2 inch long

  • When oxygenated, a Pill bug’s blood may appear blue

  • Female Pill bugs carry their eggs around with them in a pouch

  • Pill bugs often enter damp basements, crawl spaces, and buildings at ground level

  • When the Pill bug is threatened it may roll into an armored little ball to protect itself

  • Pill bugs breathe through gills and require moist environments to breathe, however, they cannot survive being submerged in water

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