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World's leggiest millipede caught on camera

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

The anatomical secrets of the world's leggiest creature, a millipede with 750 legs, have been revealed by scientists.

The species, called Illacme plenipes, was first seen 80 years ago but was recently rediscovered in California.

Now researchers have found that as well as bearing an extreme number of legs, the creature may have more in common with millipedes that lived millions of years ago than today's species.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-20326273

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

Phew. That wasn't nearly as creepy as I had envisioned!


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

It has to be hard to control a body that long with that many legs!


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

It seems it would be easy for them to accidentally tie themselves in knots.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:31 AM

I'm fine with millipedes, but not centipedes.


#6    Bling

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

Yuk, looks too much like a worm to me...and I hate worms





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