I am found in most regions of the world. I live in
moist dark areas, under rocks, bark, leaves and logs.
What I eat: I eat decaying plants or other vegetation.
What I look like:
I have three body parts, seven pairs of
legs, two antennae and two eyes. I am ¼ to ½ of an
inch in length and vary in color from dark gray to
white. I can roll myself into a ball when frightened
and am commonly called 'Rollie Pollie.'
How I am born:
I go through two stages of
development: egg and adult. The female can lay up
to 100 eggs, which are held in a pouch (like a kangaroo).
After about two months as an egg, I hatch and emerge as
a tiny adult. I grow by molting (shedding my skin). As an adult,
I can live up to three years.