We have been around for hundreds of millions of years and can live almost anywhere in the world. I’m fast too, in fact I’m the fastest of all insects. Lots of people don’t like me as they think I’m a pest. I’m actually very important in the wild as I munch rotting vegetation on the ground to make soil. Without us plants can’t grow.
In the wild: Up to 18 months
Up to 30 grams
Up to 9cm
The most resilient creature on earth and can survive anywhere on the planet.