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Removing Harmful Heavy Metals from Soil: The Role of Oniscidae in the ecosystem

Often overlooked and underestimated, oniscidae, commonly known as woodlice or pillbugs, are small crustaceans that play a vital role in the ecosystem by removing harmful heavy metals from soil and groundwater. Found in moist environments, oniscidae feed on decaying organic matter. They possess the remarkable ability to accumulate heavy metals, …

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