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Millipedes and centipedes are often mistaken for worms

Newnan Times-Herald - 26 Aug 2018
Millipedes are often called “thousand-legged worms.” Their counterpart, the centipede, is often known as the “hundred-legged worm.” Neither the millipede nor the centipede carries diseases that affect people, animals or plants. They are most active at ...

Evelyn E. Newman Founder`s Day Celebration at the Butterfly House

fox2now.com - 16 Sep 2018
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. - Jennifer Mullix, the Assistant Director at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, is at the studio talking about their 20th anniversary. Jennifer also brought a multi-legged 'friend' with her, an African millipede. Insects like these ...

Who's munching your snowbushes? Florida favorite under attack

MyPalmBeachPost - 21 Aug 2018
Another critter, which isn't eating plants but may be even more intrusive, is the yellow-banded millipede. The millipede feeds on decomposing landscape debris, mulch and thatch, but can end up in homes where they typically dry up in the air conditioning.

Madagascar's lemurs use millipedes for their tummy troubles

Science Daily - 30 Jul 2018
Madagascar's red-fronted lemurs may have a secret weapon from nature's medicine cabinet: millipedes. This is according to a study led by Louise Peckre of the German Primate Center at the Leibniz Institute for Primate Research in Germany. Peckre and her ...

Lemurs May Be Making Medicine Out of Millipedes

National Geographic - 03 Aug 2018
Studies have shown that one of the toxic chemicals millipedes produce is called benzoquinone, a substance which has been proven to have insecticidal and antimicrobial properties. While benzoquinone is probably used by the millipedes to avoid getting ...

'Are you sure you can fix this?'

Austin Herald - 18 Sep 2018
I watched a millipede, an arthropod, walk down the sidewalk on its 160 legs. Insects have six legs and spiders have eight legs. I see sow bugs and pill bugs in basements. They are crustaceans, related to lobsters, shrimp and crayfish. Sow bugs and pill ...

Mangled millipedes can treat threadworm infestations in lemurs

The Economist - 09 Aug 2018
Louise Peckre of the German Primate Centre, in Göttingen, has found that red-fronted lemurs treat threadworm infestations in the gut and around the anus with millipede juice. Unlike their fellow myriapods the centipedes, which are venomous, millipedes ...

Rare Video Shows Death Match Between Camel Spider and Millipede

National Geographic - 04 Jul 2018
Compared with the camel spider, the millipede in the video is at a distinct disadvantage. Its only means of deterring predators are a thick exoskeleton and glands that secrete a foul-smelling liquid. Its primary defense involves curling up into a ball ...

Collier homeowners deal with millipede invasion

Naples Daily News - 15 Jun 2018
At first, they seemed harmless, a curiosity, even cute. One millipede is just a funky prehistoric crawler, usually under three inches long, and we would escort them out and fling them into the woods behind the house. But hundreds of millipedes a night ...

Wild lemurs found using millipedes as medicine

Mother Nature Network - 03 Aug 2018
Back in 2016, researchers studying red-fronted lemurs in the forests of central Madagascar observed a bizarre incident: lemurs rubbing toxic millipedes all over their genitals and anuses, as well as chewing the noxious critters in their mouths. And it ...

Lovely but lethal millipede discovered

Cosmos - 29 Jan 2018
The combination of beauty and danger is beloved in the arts because it is frequently seen in nature, in creatures such as blue-ringed octopuses (of the genus Hapalochlaena) and poison dart frogs (Dendrobates). A new millipede discovered recently in the ...

Boston Scientific Pumps $90M Into Heart Device Startup Millipede

Xconomy - 24 Jan 2018
Xconomy Boston —. Boston Scientific is infusing medical device company Millipede with $90 million, an equity investment that comes with the option to acquire the startup outright. According to the agreement, Marlborough, MA-based Boston Scientific ...

Up Close With the First and Only Millipede Lab in the United States

Atlas Obscura - 01 Feb 2018
Millipedes play a very important but overlooked role for the environment,” says Paul Marek, an entomologist (they study more than just insects) at Virginia Tech University who, for the past four years, has been running the first and only millipede lab ...

Meet the Millipede

PCT Magazine - 23 May 2018
Although it's sometimes called a “thousand-legger,” the millipede has many fewer legs, usually from 60 to 180+, depending on the species. One way that it can be distinguished from a centipede is that a millipede has two pairs of very short legs per ...

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