Published January 5, 2007
by Rosedog Pr .
Written in English
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10 Fascinating Facts About Millipedes Share Flipboard She'll curl up tightly, preventing him from delivering any sperm. The male millipede might walk on her back, convincing her to relax with the gentle massage provided by hundreds of his feet. In some species, the male can stridulate, producing a sound that calms his mate. Bakthi Ross Books: Bakthi’s first book entitled “Millipede Curl” was published in She has been writing children’s books for the last six years. She is a mother of two children and lives in Brisbane, Australia. Her books are digitally illustrated and loved by children. Adult millipede. Most have a hard outer skin and will curl into a spiral upon death. Dead millipede. Behavior. Millipedes normally live in cool, damp places such as those found under stones, leaf mold, mulch, compost heaps, piles of grass clippings, and brick pathways. Millipedes protect themselves by curling up into a spiral whenever they feel threatened. This protects their soft undersides. They also curl into a spiral when they die.3 Millipedes and centipedes, while related, are very different. Millipedes' bodies are rounder, while centipedes have a flatter appearance and elongated antennae.
Millipede Millipedes. The millipede is a dark brown, worm-like creature with up to very short legs. 2 pairs of legs per body segment; Moves slowly. 1 to 1 ½ inches long. Curls up tightly when touched/handled, or after it dies. Feeds on decaying organic matter. Millipedes are most active at night and hide beneath objects where it is dark. 1. Book lung--respiratory structure made up of thin, flat folds of tissue arranged like a book's pages. 2. Setae--stiff, bristle like structure serving as organs of touch, hearing and smell 3. Chelicerae--pair of appendages used for seizing and crushing prey 4. Pedipalps--pair of appendages that assist chelicerae in their jobs and guide food toward the arachnid's mouth. Millipedes do not bite. Instead, when scared, they will secrete a sticky substance that can cause an allergic reaction to humans upon contact. While rare, a centipede may bite humans. These bites are not typically life threatening. Millipedes curl into a tight ball or coil as a . The reader described what she found as “hard” and said the creatures “curl into a tight circle” when threatened, and both of these are characteristics of millipedes, not worms. Millipedes have exoskeletons, which make them hard, whereas worms are quite soft. (At .
Ken MacGregor’s anthology style book, Sex, Gore, and Millipedes takes both of these genres and mashes them up in a fast-paced cacophony of short stories. The publisher even goes as far as to put a warning on the back cover that states, “if you know Ken’s mom, don’t tell her it exists.”/5(5). The common name millipede literally means thousand edes can have a lot of legs, but not nearly as many as their name suggests. If you compost your organic waste or spend any time gardening, you're bound to find a millipede or two curled up in the soil. Millipedes are a group of arthropods that are characterised by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments; they are known scientifically as the class Diplopoda, the name being derived from this double-legged segment is a result of two single segments fused together. Most millipedes have very elongated cylindrical or flattened bodies with more than 20 segments, while Class: Diplopoda, Blainville in Gervais, Crawlspaces are excellent millipede habitats. There are often boxes of stored items and pieces of lumber on the ground under a home. The millipedes can feed on dead leaves that have blown into the crawl space or small pieces of damp or decaying wood. Migration. In the fall, millipedes often migrate. They move out of their normal habitat.