Roly Poly Fun Fact

I came across this post written by David Attenborough for the Nobel Prize on facebook that I found incredibly thought-provoking and eye-opening! I highly recommend taking a look at it below!

“This is called the Oniscidae. You may find them under a brick or a damp object. You may have felt disgusted and wondered why they exist in nature. Well, let me tell you, the Oniscidae, better known as cochineal, is a subgroup of isopod crustaceans whose function is to remove harmful heavy metals from the earth such as mercury, cadmium and lead. They contribute to the cleansing of soil and groundwater to reaffirm the wisdom of nature. Do not damage them or spray pesticides!

credit to:Sheher Yar”

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