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Centipede sp?

Observed: 7th May 2012 By: peteralfreypeteralfrey’s reputation in Invertebratespeteralfrey’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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The trick of telling centi-

The trick of telling centi- from millipede is not the number of legs in total but the number per segment. 1 pair for centipedes and 2 pairs for millipedes. No centipede has a hundred legs (always an odd number x 2), and no millipede has 1000 legs (7-800 is quite enough, though!).



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Good to know. Thanks a lot