My question is: Do sow bugs like one food more than another? I have collected many sow bugs in the woods near my house. They like moist, dark places. I decided to try our four different moist foods to see if they had a preference. I put bananas, potatoes, leaves, and apples on a pizza pan. On each trial I put 4 sow bugs or pill bugs in the center of the pan, making sure each one was on its feet. I covered the tray with another one so that it was dark. I waited for four minutes and they I looked to see where each one had wound up. I did this 10 times. The sow bugs liked the potatoes the most. I would like to have some races to see how fast they will run to the potatoes. I also made a maze to see if they will find their way through more quickly if a potato is at the end. I am anxious to see how these turn out.