Green Fingers I Wish

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

There are some BIG Centipedes!

Some centipedes have up to 40 eyes and some has less and some centipedes are blind and the eyes are beside the antennae. If centipedes have 40 eyes they still can not see very well.

Some centipedes can more backwards as fast as they more forwards. They even have feelers at the back to help them find their way.

The fastest centipede can run 50cm a second. In South America there is a centipede that has an electric blue body and bright red fangs.

The centipede has huge jaws on the sides of its head. Centipedes are long and curved and tipped. The biggest centipede in the world is 25cm.

3 Comments:

  • THAT really is some big sucker!!

    By Anonymous jason, at 12:08 am  

  • hahahaha now why should we want to know about Centipedes,Dex???? interesting though. :o)

    By Anonymous Norma, at 2:17 pm  

  • Well, norma, I thought it might be of interest, and informative, to post about those little creatures which are generally accepted as `beneficial` to gardeners, which centipedes are.

    Once I`v enjoyed myself doing that then I want to turn my attention those `rogues` which are generally accepted as pests.

    Must admit though some of the former group aren`t exactly pretty, but still.....

    By Blogger dex, at 3:53 pm  

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