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This experiment usually demonstrates that woodlice will strive to walk in as straight a line as possible, i.e. when forced to turn one way, they will usually correct themselves back to the original path at the first opportunity. In the wild, woodlice use this turning behaviour to navigate their way around objects such as stones or fallen twigs without deviating too far from their original path. When tried with different species of woodlice, the results are usually similar..


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