Since I haven't had much to blog about, I decided centipedes will have to do for the time being.
First of all, this picture is made up of three pictures. The first one is of a centipede, the second one is of a centipede's nippers, and the third, of a few of their legs.
I know it's a pretty bad picture (for a better look, double click) but it's all I could get, and I wasn't about to go out searching for them outside. Especially after the stories I've heard of my father waking up in the middle of the night with a huge centipede on his stomach. Mum said he killed it twenty times over.
A few facts...
- A centipede's main enemy is the trapdoor spider.
- Centipedes bite with their adapted front legs.
- In some cultures centipedes are used for a treatment to malaria.
- A centipede has 23 pairs of legs.
- Centipedes are distant cousins of shrimps, lobsters, and crayfish.
Despite his relatives desire for water the centipede is quite content to stay on land. Some centipedes can grow up to twelve inches long.
Another facinating fact is that some centipedes can live up to the amazing age....of six! :)
I recently took a quiz on the centipede (feeling vey confident) and suddenly found out that I do not know half as much as I should about these interesting (but ugly) creatures. Look up this link: http://www.quizmoz.com/quizzes/Animal-Quizzes/c/Centipedes-Quiz.asp: to try the quiz for yourself.
Anyway, I must go.