Animal Behavior - Pill Bug Lab Background
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by Kathy Egbert
| 23 Questions
Note from the author:
Ottawa High School Curriculum 2019 Biology textbook McDougal Littell ed 2008
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Last Name First Name
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Class Period
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Select the correct "Family" scientific classication for pill bugs.
A Crustacea
B Arthropods
C Armadillidiidae
D Animalia
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Pill bugs are the only Crustacea animal that lives on land.
True
False
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Provide one example given in your background reading of another species that belong to Crustacea. Type only one example and be sure to spell it correctly to receive credit.
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Pill bugs use their ___________ to breathe.
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Select the one attribute that isn't a part of a pill bugs preferred habitat.
A cool
B damp
C dry
D decaying vegetation
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Pillbugs have two parts: head and abdomen.
True
False
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Select the correct appendages that are located on the head of a pill bug.
A 2 eyes
B 2 antennae
C 2 eyes and 2 antennae
D 2 eyes, 2 antennae, and a mouth
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The pill bug's thorax has __________ scaly segments, each containing _____ pair of legs.
A 7.....2
B 7.....1
C 6.....2
D 6.....1
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The life cycle of a pill bug includes complete metamorphosis.
True
False
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About how many times with a pill bug molt during growth and development to a full sized adult?
A 2 to 3 times
B 3 to 4 times
C 4 to 5 times
D 5 to 7 times
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Isopods eat lots of things, including decaying vegetation. This makes them very important in the cycling of matter in ecosystems.
True
False
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The average life span for a pill bug is.....
A 1 year.
B 2 years.
C 3 years.
D 4 years.
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Pill bugs are a food source for a lot of invetebrates and vertebrate animals. This makes them very important in an ecosystem's food web.
True
False
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Select the statement that is incorrect about pill bugs.
A Pill bugs do not spread diseases.
B Pill bugs don't contaminate foods if they walk on it.
C Pill bugs are a nuisance pest and gardeners use various methods to kill them when they are found in the yard or garden.
D Children like to play with them.
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Female pill bugs can lay as many as _______________ eggs at one time.
A 50
B 100
C 150
D 200
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Baby pill bugs are cared for by their mother for about ___________ before they go off on their own.
A 1 week
B 2 weeks
C 3 weeks
D 4 weeks
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Select the color that best represents baby pill bugs.
A Much lighter than their parent.
B The same color as their parent.
C Much darker than their parent.
D Babies are translucent so they can hide better when they little.
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Examine one of your pill bugs using the hand microscope. Look for copulatory organs located on the first 2 appendages of the abdomen. If you have them, then your pill bug would be .....
A a female.
B a male.
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Examine one of your pill bugs using the hand microscope.
If there was a brood pouch located under the thorax, then your pill bug would be ......
A a female.
B a male.
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Pill bugs and sow bugs are different in the way that they react to a threat. Pill bugs ___________________ and Sow Bugs _____________________.
A roll up in a ball........run for their life
B run for their life........roll up in a ball
C spit water at a predator.....roll up as a ball
D roll up as a ball.......spits water at a predator
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Based on the difference in escape behavior in the previous question, determine whether you have a pill bug or sow bug for a specimen in this lab.
A only pill bugs
B only sow bugs
C pill bugs and sow bugs
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