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The crustaceans among us

Cambridge Day brings us up to speed on roly-poly little pill bugs, which aren't actually bugs but are instead the only crustaceans that live on land (with gills, even).

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And they have pouches like marsupials for the newly hatched to stay in for their first weeks.

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... I loved these little critters. I am sure my love was not reciprocated, as I probably traumatized them.

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but they are still bugs/pests (like spiders).

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and spiders aren't either.

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They are called potato bugs. Eeka - help me out here!!!

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And does it really exclude these cute little guys? I mean, they definitely aren't insects, but I thought bugs described all creepy, crawly, land based exoskeleton critters.

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Pill bugs do not have iron-based hemoglobin in their blood like we do; instead their blood contains hemocyanin, which relies on copper to transport oxygen.

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... police riding in a cruiser.

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