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Terrestrial Isopods (Pill Bugs/Sow Bugs)

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Terrestrial Isopods (Pill Bugs/Sow Bugs) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 18.
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Pill bugs and sow bugs are fantastic examples of environmental adaptation. They're crustaceans that live on land—yet breathe through gills! Porcellio (sow bugs) will play dead or run away when disturbed. Armadillidium (pill bugs) roll into a protective ball when nudged. Use these easy-care animals to teach topics such as evolution, adaptation, behavior, and much more. Also recommended for use with AP* Lab 11: Animal Behavior. Field-collected pill bugs and sow bugs. With instructions.

 
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  • Great for teaching evolution, adaptation, and behavior
  • Easy to care for in a moist environment
  • Suitable for using with AP® lessons
Pill bugs and sow bugs are fantastic examples of environmental adaptation. They're crustaceans that live on land - yet breathe through gills! Porcellio (sow bugs) will play dead or run away when disturbed. Armadillidium (pill bugs) roll into a protective ball whe nnudged. Use these easy-care animals to teach topics such as evolution, adaptation, behavior, and much more. Also recommended for use with AP® Lab 11: Animal Behavior.

Field-collected pill bugs and sow bugs. With instructions.

Items 143060 and 143062 will include our choice of either pill bugs or sow bugs. *AP is a registered trademark of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of,a nd does not endorse, these products.

 
 
 
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small specimens I bought this group of pill bugs for my 3rd-grade class. Their lab had to test different factors - amount of light, type of food, amount of soil moisture - and see which was the factors were most important to support a thriving pill bug community. A majority of the pill bugs that came were very tiny. In fact, it was hard to find them after the first trial. So, the experiment was not conclusive. This was a great disappointment because this lab was a graded district assessment. Additionally, the cost to performance of this particular group of pill bugs wasn't a good deal.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sow Bugs Review Only lost 1 during the shipping, and the rest were healthy and performed fine for the AP Lab we did.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Order was replaced with ease The first set of these arrived and were mostly dead. There was little activity and they appeared slow and weak. Carolina replaced them with ease and the second set was healthy and active.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very small These were VERY small this time, some so tiny you could hardy see them. They usually come as mature, full grown adults. They were very hard to use for an experiment that requires visualization of their movements
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A little disappointing The pill bugs we received were quite small and difficult to see for the purposes of the experiment. Also, the first batch all died with 48 hours of delivery, despite setting up the habitat as directed. The company was very nice about sending a replacement batch free of charge, but these were not any larger, and did not last appreciably longer. Perhaps, it was our fault for not taking proper care, but this purchase did not work out as anticipated.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Bugs Quality organisms delivered alive in a timely fashion. Served our classroom purpose. Have continued to culture them easily and have even reproduced.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied Customer Although I thought I would be able to find these on my own. Reality proved me wrong. I found the best price here and was pleased with the delivery time and quality of specimens. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Easy to grow. I loved the recommendations on how to feed the pill bugs. I also appreciated the description of the difference between the male and female Armadillidiums. Now we know how to identify the females. The pill bugs arrived in great shape and are enjoying their new environment. Thanks
Date published: 2014-03-08
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