Earthworms, millipedes, pill millipedes, woodlice, springtails, cockchafer larvae, and acarines…The soil is home to a wide variety of species of invertebrates and many of these creatures measure no more than a few millimetres in length.
So that you can get a better idea of what they look like, our model maker has created some amazing magnified versions.

Did you know that woodlice are crustaceans, like shrimps, but they live on dry land? They dwell in humid places like woods, gardens, and cellars. A couple of hours in a heated room would dry them out completely. They eat mainly fungi and decomposing plants.


  • Title: Minibeasts Armadillidium vulgare
  • Creator: Photo: RBINS
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Medium: Sculpture

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