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    Bats always hit my fishing line while I'm out just after dusk.
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    We always called the "rolly-pollys" Sow bellies. or rolly pollies. Discover magazine had an excellent article on Sow Bellies a couple of years ago.

    Turns out they're crustaceans who take care of their young. Who'd a thunk it? april
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    oh that's right... some of them are isopods (or is it amphipods?), which are crustaceans. so there aren't just different species but different.... kingdom... phylum... classes? huh? i'm confused...
    ok. kingom-animalia phylum-arthropoda class- some are myriapods and others are crustaceans? i'm I right?
    holy cow i'm confused. which are which? AAAHHH. I gotta search.
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    if a bat takes up resedence in your bat house, that narrows the possibilities down quite a bit
    that makes no logic

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    AHA! you were right. I was confusing them.
    Ok... pill millipedes and pill sowbugs are two similar-looking but different things.
    The rollie pollies or whatever you call them you were talking about are wood lice, which are isopods.
    wikipedia rocks! pill bug article
    you have to see this! creepy relative of pill bugs
    the differences between them
    I also looked in my spiders book (they are NOT spiders. Why millipedes and isopods are included in a SPIDERS book? I don't know... crazy people) and it says-
    (about pill millipedes) "glomerids can coil into a ball when disturbed, some tropical species approaching the size of golf balls. species found in southern states and in california are never more than 8mm long" blah blah "resemble woodlice but have more than seven pairs of legs"
    and about pill bugs "armadillidiidae have an arched body and can roll into a ball when disturbed. the two tails are shorter than the last abdominal segment"
    and about wood lice in genereal (not all wood lice roll into balls) "(order isopoda) feed on humus and fungi. north of mexico there are nearly 100 species. eggs and young are carried in a brood pouch by the female."
    so anyway... want some amazing pics?
    big pill millipedes
    WOW pill millepede

    great example of convergent evolution eh? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_s_32.gif[/img]

    edit: oh... I just noticed my book says "SPIDERS and their kin" lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Treaqum @ April 27 2005,1:40)]Yeah well I really need a focused beam flashlight with high output. although that will temporarily blind the bats.
    Lol... blind the bats. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Awesome about the bat house. None are in my neigborhood. Well not the Dusk leaving kind. I paln to get the most modern plants for a bat house andput it on a 4 x 4 in the air on the side of the house. I have been by one persons house about 10 miles away that has the twin houses on a 4 x 4 post and everytime I drive by in the evening there are about 1000 bats. It is so amazing.
    If no on saw it yet check out the re-discovery of the Ivory Bill

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    Don;'t worry Luis I already searched for them and found out about Isopods (yes crustations). That Discover article was neat.

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