Maintaining water balance

Animals such as woodlice maintain the water balance of their bodies using behavioural adaptations. A behavioural adaptation is an action an animal takes that increases its chances of survival.

Close-up of a woodlouse.
A woodlouse

Woodlice move faster in dry areas, and more slowly in humid environments. This behaviour results in woodlice spending more time in more humid environments and prevents their body from drying out.

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