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Henry Fox: How to get rid of 'thousand leggers'

GoErie.com - Apr 15, 2017
While typically any pest with more than four legs gets your skin crawling, you would think that a “thousand legger” would put you over the edge. In reality, millipedes (Diplopoda) are very slow moving and docile, or as I like to think of them, as the ...

Fossil of a 507 million year old sea creature discovered

Daily Mail - Apr 26, 2017
And the strange-looking creature could point to the origin of modern day millipedes, crabs and insects, according to palaeontologists. Canadian scientists have uncovered the new fossil species that sheds light on the origin of mandibulates - the most ...

Creepy crawlers out for the warm weather

Coshocton Tribune - Apr 22, 2017
Millipedes can actually live up to seven years. They are attracted to dark, cool, moist environments and feed on living and decomposing vegetation. Most millipedes will die on their own in your home because they will desiccate or dry out. Any finally ...

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Millipedes books

Millipeds in Captivity: Diplopodan Husbandry and Reproductive Biology

by: Orin McMonigle
Orin McMonigle, with contributions by the late Dr. Richard L. Hoffman, assembles the definitive resource guide with reproductive and developmental data for those spectacular terrestrial arthropods, the millipeds (or millipedes). Invertebrate hobbyists can successfully culture a number of colorful and gigantic diplopods by following specific methodologies outlined in this book. From the world's largest African giant millipeds to the most astoundingly colorful members of the Orders Polydesmida and Spirobolida, there are plenty of species to attract the beginning enthusiast or to challenge the advanced keeper.
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by: Wendell Rhodes
The millipedes name comes from Latin words meaning thousand feet, and readers will understand why through this volumes colorful photographs and information-rich text. Written to support elementary science curricula, this title uses the life of a millipede to explain important science concepts, such as life cycles, behavior, and ecosystems. Readers will learn about millipedes habitats and why these bugs live under the ground. Fact boxes, captions, and nonfiction text features complete a learning experience young science students are sure to remember.
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The Biology of Millipedes

by: Stephen P. Hopkin, Helen J. Read
Millipedes are commonly found in the leaf litter fauna of most terrestrial environments where they play an essential ecological role. The Biology of Millipedes is the first single-volume review of this important group and covers their evolution, ecology, behavior, and physiology. The book is essential reading for terrestrial ecologists, zoologists, and students taking courses in invertebrate biology. Introductory chapters consider millipede taxonomy and phylogeny, basic anatomy, locomotion, and ecomorphology.
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Centipedes and Millipedes Are Gross!

by: Leigh Rockwood
This engaging book explains the differences between centipedes and millipedes. Readers will learn about what these fascinating creatures eat, where they live, and how they defend themselves against predators.
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Millipedes For Kids

Zoologist Jess French uses a magnifying glass to highlight the difference between millipedes and centipedes. For the best kids shows subscribe to the Wizz ...

Millipedes: The First Land Animals

More than 420 million years ago ancient millipedes took their first many -- many many many -- steps onto land. Today they remain largely cryptic animals, ...

Children Learn About The Millipede

Zoologist Jess French uses a magnifying glass to highlight the difference between millipedes and centipedes, and invites some children to find more insects in ...

A swarm of millipedes

millipedes is known as diplopodology.

Watch These Millipedes Glow in the Dark | National Geographic

The millipede Motyxia sequoiae, which lives at the upper elevations of the Sierra Nevada, glows bluish green—a warning to predators that the arthropod ...