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The Untouchable (or pooper-scooper) Woodlouse
By
Stella M. Turk MBE

Woodlouse and ant

Its day is as night

As it has no sight

And away from light

Its become quite white.

Ants treat it as a guest

And never a pest

As well as they might

For this little louse

Cleans up their house.

But horror!

Its said if they’re in the mood

It becomes a morsel of ant food!

 

 

Authors notes

 

Platyarthrus hoffmanseggii is a small white, blind woodlouse, mainly found in the nests of ants. It feeds on the faeces of its hosts which, in general, ignore it.

Stella M Turk MBE

September 1998

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