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      06-05-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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Are Pill-Bugs Carniverous?

We have these brick structures around the outside of my workplace that are about a foot to two feet tall, in square, rectangle, L, or zig-zag shapes. Each are about 7-10 feet wide containing soil, a tree or two, and some shrubberies.

So I'm walking along after picking up morning coffee and a breakfast item (I think this morning was a bagel and some cream cheese), and I notice a whole bunch of pill bugs along this one side of a structure. I'm walking parallel to it since I have to go that way to go to my office, when I see an empty snail shell covered with the things. I wondered if they're carniverious and had eaten that snail!

Consulting the internet, the consensus is no. But what does the rest of bimmerpost say?
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      06-05-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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      06-05-2009, 01:27 PM   #3
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They are ravenous insectavores and even going as far as killing small rodents if they can mass on the hapless critter.

They "spit" on their prey similar to spitting cobras to disable the victims, then swarming upon them killing them with a death of 1000 cuts from their small but formidable pincers.

Alone, they of course are limited to smaller prey, like aphids, mealy bugs and smaller ants.

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Either that or they eat dead/decaying plant material, I forget...
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      06-05-2009, 03:17 PM   #4
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They are ravenous insectavores and even going as far as killing small rodents if they can mass on the hapless critter.

They "spit" on their prey similar to spitting cobras to disable the victims, then swarming upon them killing them with a death of 1000 cuts from their small but formidable pincers.

Alone, they of course are limited to smaller prey, like aphids, mealy bugs and smaller ants.

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Either that or they eat dead/decaying plant material, I forget...
I see another Saw movie coming ! wonder if that'd work
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