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Isopods exhibit a behavior called thigmokinesis, the tendency to maximize the body surface areas in contact with the substrate.
According to Sutton Woodlice, 1972, the end result of thigmokinesis is increased protection against desiccation and predation.
And now I bet I will have it stuck in my head for the next couple of days....thigmokinesis...