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CategoriesNooks and cranniesYesteryearSemantic enigmasThe body beautifulRed tape, white liesSpeculative scienceThis sceptred isleRoot of every evilEthical conundrumsThis sporting lifeStage and screenBirds and also the bees BIRDS and also THE BEESHow plenty of legs carry out centipedes and also millipedes really have? i m sorry creature has actually the many legs?Gus Smith, Hebden Bridge, England The main distinction is the centipedes have actually one pair of legs on each segment (two legs), and millipedes have actually two bag - four legs - on every segment. Ns don\"t know what the record variety of legs space though! Benjy Arnold, London Centipedes deserve to have between 15 and also 177 pairs of legs depending upon the types (average 35 pairs), and millipedes deserve to have up to 200 pairs. The main distinctions are that centipedes have actually one pair of legs on each segment of your bodies- millipedes have actually two. Centipedes room carnivorous, whilst millipedes feeed greatly on decaying vegetation. William Barrett, London NW10 The europe centipede (Chilopoda) Himantarum gabrielis has actually up to 354 legs.The American millipede (Diplopoda) Illacme plenipes has up to 750 legs.Both of these type of arthropod reach up to about 30cm and also both have actually poison glands - millipede (M) follow me the body, centipede (C) has actually fangs. M (about 8000 species) is a slow-moving moving, detritivorous (decayed stuff) herbivore, has actually a rounded, rather rigid body, 2 bag of legs per segment, normally nocturnal and also has short antenna.C (about 3000 species) is fast moving, carnivorous, flatened, bendy body, 1 pair of legs every segment, comes the end in the day, has long antenna and a tail looking like the antenna.Both are uncovered world-wide.Does anyone think i should acquire out more? Steve, Nantwich England The American millipede (Diplopoda) Illacme plenipesonly grows to 30 MILLIMETERS.FYI, those the you to lazy to check the validity of uncontrolled posts. Paul R., Dallas USA add your answer


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