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CategoriesNooks and cranniesYesteryearSemantic enigmasThe body beautifulRed tape, white liesSpeculative scienceThis sceptred isleRoot of every evilEthical conundrumsThis sporting lifeStage and also screenBirds and the bees BIRDS and also THE BEESHow numerous legs execute centipedes and also millipedes really have? i m sorry creature has actually the most legs?Gus Smith, Hebden Bridge, England The main distinction is the centipedes have actually one pair of legs on each segment (two legs), and also millipedes have actually two pairs - four legs - on each segment. I don"t know what the record variety of legs room though! Benjy Arnold, London Centipedes have the right to have in between 15 and also 177 bag of legs depending on the types (average 35 pairs), and millipedes can have as much as 200 pairs. The main distinctions are that centipedes have one pair of legs on each segment of your bodies- millipedes have actually two. Centipedes are carnivorous, whilst millipedes feeed largely on disk vegetation. Wilhelm Barrett, London NW10 The european centipede (Chilopoda) Himantarum gabrielis has actually up to 354 legs.The American millipede (Diplopoda) Illacme plenipes has up to 750 legs.Both the these kind of arthropod reach up to around 30cm and also both have poison glands - millipede (M) follow me the body, centipede (C) has actually fangs. M (about 8000 species) is a slow moving, detritivorous (decayed stuff) herbivore, has actually a rounded, quite rigid body, 2 bag of legs per segment, usually nocturnal and has brief antenna.C (about 3000 species) is quick moving, carnivorous, flatened, bendy body, 1 pair of legs per segment, comes the end in the day, has long antenna and a tail looking like the antenna.Both are found world-wide.Does everyone 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 include your answer

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