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This is not for an inspection, this is at a friends home. They are coming out of the settlement cracks in his garage floor this fall. Any idea what they are? Apparently most active in the evening not during daylight hours. Sorry about quality of pic, was just taken with phone.

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That's a pill bug. Not sure what the technical name is, but I've always referred to them as pill bugs.

They like the dark and like moisture. They live on decomposing wood. I see them in and around old houses all the time.

Turn over an old log and you'd probably see some of them under there.

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We always called them Roly Poly

Yep.. when threatened they curl up into an almost perfect little ball.

Not true. Yesterday I saw one and told it, "out or I'll kick yer ass".

It didn't even break stride.

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We always called them Roly Poly

Yep.. when threatened they curl up into an almost perfect little ball.

Not true. Yesterday I saw one and told it, "out or I'll kick yer ass".

It didn't even break stride.

Although you projected your intentions, it did not feel threatened. I think you need to stand in front of the mirror and practice your tough guy act some more.

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When I was a kid, I loved rolly-pollies. I even put an open glass jar in a flower bed to offer them some shelter. Those of us who have big brothers know the routine, that is, humiliation at every opportunity toward little bro', who, since cave man days, presents a threat.

My big bro began a neighborhood propaganda campaign accusing me of worshiping rolly-polies.

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That there is a Sow bug, by gum.

In spite of having creepy habits like sleeping communally, they are harmless.

Jim, it has come to our attention that you have bug worship tendencies. It is all over the net today, at least it is here. Shame, shame. [:)]

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