Well, Photoshop has poop’d out on my laptop, so I won’t be able to post my finished Peacock Spider print until after Wednesday when MY NEW COMPUTER COMES IN! But until then…
or you may know them as, pillbugs, pill millipede, woodlouses, or personally, roly polies; are more than just skittish bugs turn pebbles when poked. These bottom dwellers are important decomposers, who never urinate and who always recycle their own poop (by eating it) to replenish their dispelled copper, which is a vital element to their survival. They turn blue when sick, carry their young in pouches, and breathe through gills. GILLS. Which leads me to why I think they’re so interesting; roly pollies are not insects or bugs at all, they’re crustaceans! Crustaceans who don’t and can’t survive in water. Armadillidiidae are sea creatures forever banished to land! Or better yet, they are crustaceans who said forget the sea, I’m moving on up! Finally, getting a piece of that pie.
Or as J Dilla dilla dilla dilla might prefer DONUTS.