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What do you need to know about woodlice habitats?
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KS1 - Woodlice habitats All animals have importance and value irrelevant of size or difference to us This fun lesson involves gathering evidence to find out what type of material woodlice would like to live under. This scientific investigation of animals in their habitats can be carried out over several lessons.
How many species of woodlice are there in the world?
It’s thought there are about 3,500 species of woodlice in the world, and 35-40 of these can be found in the British Isles. Woodlice are sometime called pill bugs and slaters. The pill woodlouse gets its name because it can roll itself up into a ball.
Where are woodlice crustaceans found in the world?
Woodlice are spread all across the world, being an ancient crustacean species that has evolved from a water-based environment to being capable of living on land. Woodlice are actually the only crustacean that do not live in the water. Being so adaptable, woodlice can be found in a variety of habitats, from forests and jungles, to deserts.
Why are woodlice found in rotten wood floors?
Woodlice cannot fly and this is why they are often found on floors of the forest in their natural habitat. They are found in rotten wood in homes and stick on until they are chased away or killed. Woodlouse Facts