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Ward's® Live Terrestrial Isopods (Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs)

Avg. Ratings: 4.4 (5 Reviews)

Often mistaken for beetles, these wingless crustaceans live their whole lives on land, feeding on decaying organic matter.

  • Easy to maintain in the laboratory or classroom
  • Do not bite or sting
  • Pill and Sow Bugs are crustaceans
  • Demonstrate differences in defensive behaviors between the two specimens
Pill Bugs (Armadillium vulgare) roll themselves into a ball if agitated.
Sow Bugs (Oniscus asellus) can be identified by their posterior "tail like" appendages, and will play dead when agitated. They are unable to roll into a ball.

Ordering information: These products contain living or perishable materials. Both Pill Bugs and Sow Bugs are easy to maintain in the laboratory or classroom. They prefer dark, damp locations such as under logs, leaves or rocks, and are most active at night. They are detritivores, and feed mostly on decaying organic matter.

Delivery information: Specimens will ship via overnight or 2nd day delivery. Please specify a delivery date during checkout.


   
 

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Item # Description Unit Availability Price Quantity
6703112 Pill Bugs
Live Product
Pack of 12 Retrieving
875525 Pill Bugs
Live Product
Pack of 45 Retrieving
875520 Sow Bugs
Live Product
Pack of 45 Retrieving
875528 Pill Bugs
Live Product
Pack of 100 Retrieving
6703150 Sow Bugs
Live Product
Pack of 50 Retrieving
6703115 Pill and Sow Bugs (15 each)
Live Product
Pack of 30 Retrieving

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REVIEWS (5)

Total Ratings: 5
Avg. Ratings: 4.4 out of 5

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E. K. Education / Teacher / Toronto, ON
The isopods arrived quickly. They are also very hardy. I continued to feed them potato slices and kept them alive over weeks for additional experiments by my students. I recommend the purchase.
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mrmcq Educator / Teacher / NJ
Yes, I recommend
The pill bugs I ordered came quickly and were live on arrival. I will definitely order again in the future.
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WARDSCI.com associate Published 10/09/2017
Thank you for sharing! We're happy to hear you had a great experience ordering from from us.
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wardsci.com user Education / Teacher / Indiana
Yes, I recommend
This was handy to have someone collect Isopods for me and my busy schedule. The price seemed a little high for education.
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KB Science / Teacher / TEXAS
Yes, I recommend
Arrived alive and in good condition -- and earlier than expected!!
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WARDSCI.com associate Published 08/19/2017
That's great to hear! We're happy to have delivered your Terrestrial Isopods fast and efficiently. Thanks for sharing.
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Terri Reptile breeder / Owner / Williamsburg, VA
Yes, I recommend
I've purchased the 100 pk twice so far and couldn't beat the price that other sites offer. They have always been shipped in a timely manner and always arrived alive. I would recommend this place over any other source for pill bugs.
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WARDSCI.com associate Published 08/19/2017
Thank you!
 
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