Project Description


Usually one of the first “bugs” kids encounter and play with on their own, terrestrial arthropods are actually more closely related to crabs and lobsters than they are to insects and spiders. They easy to maintain with just a slice of fruit and a spray of water every few days. These bugs are handleable by students for hands-on observations and activities.

  • Class: Crustacea (Crabs, Lobsters, Crayfish, Woodlice, Barnacles, Shrimp)
  • Order: Isopoda (Woodlice and Deep Sea Isopods)
  • Family: Porcellionidae
  • Species: Porcellio sp., Aramadillidium sp.