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Copyright: Aneta Gorczewska (Helisa) (5)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-12
Camera: Olympus E-300, ZUIKO DIGITAL 35 mm1:3.5 Macro
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-09 12:27
Viewed: 8981
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The name "millipede" is a compound word formed from the Latin roots milli ("thousand") and ped ("foot"). Despite their name, millipedes do not have 1,000 legs, although the rare species Illacme plenipes has up to 750. Common species have between 36 and 400 legs.

Millipedes can be easily distinguished from the somewhat similar and related centipedes (Class Chilopoda), which move rapidly, and have a single pair of legs for each body segment. However, unlike centipedes, millipedes are by nature not predators, and due to their slow, non-aggressive behaviour and simple diet of decomposing leaves, are easy to keep and ideal as pets.


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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2010-05-09 17:23]

Hi Aneta,
first of all, a very warm welcome to TN. Itīs always nice to see new members.
About your picture, I never saw a red millipede... I always saw black o grey ones, so this is a complete sorprise! For me the focus is not the best; it would be nice to see the hole body of the millipede, not only the face.

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