So, for a while there on our daily walks I've spotted at least one, and sometimes as many as three, roly-polies. I've always liked roly-polies: if I had a terrarium, that's what I'd have it in.
I recently found that (1) they're terrestrial crustaceans and (2) despite their similarity in appearance are not related to trilobites.
A close second would be crawdads, which wd require an aquarium, they being aquatic but freshwater crustaceans who mostly inhabited big, persistent puddles. I don't think they live in these parts --at least I don't see the little mudball towers they build to retreat to in dry weather. I remember them best from our time at Fordyce (when I was in third grade).
It's be nice to have some around, but it wd be just asking for trouble to introduce an aquarium or terrarium into a household with two young, energetic, resourceful small predators (the cats).
current reading: LAVONDYSS by Rbt Holdstock (1988)
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