PillbugFun Fact Friday – Pill bugs

  • 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