centipedes


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centipedes

many-legged members of the class Chilopoda of the phylum Arthropoda. They are relatively harmless, but some of the 1500 species can inflict a painful bite to humans and it seems reasonable to assume that bites to animals could happen.
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Between May 1990 and June 2009, giant red-headed centipedes were collected from various counties in central and northern Arkansas.
In his biography, Ted Morgan simplistically links the centipede image in Junky directly to Burroughs's "hatred of insects, going back to the invasion of scorpions and centipedes in East Texas" in 1947 (1988, 208).
There are centipede species that spend their time beneath the soil, but they tend to be even thinner and much paler than Lithobius.
The artist, acknowledging that the man's water test is as vain and elusive as his reflected image, pulls out of the water and into the foreground the centipedes, crude indicators of harm amplified and exposed to the naked eye.
In crustaceans and centipedes, however, both proteins encoded by the genes can be found even in segments that have legs.
Centipedes also have prominent antennae on their heads and run swiftly if disturbed - this ability to run fast is useful because they are predators and may help to control certain small pests.
Cecil Centipede stretches 200 feet fully extended, and makers PMS International, of Basildon, have contacted the Guinness Book of Records for inclusion.
The adventure game takes you off to assist Wally in stopping the hordes of centipedes, fleas, spiders, scorpions and an army of new and deadly bugs, from taking over Weedom.
Stack firewood and lumber away from the house to eliminate harborage for rodents, spiders and centipedes.
Along the way we learn where centipedes live, and we are introduced to the other inhabitants of their environment, mostly other arthropods.
They include allowing grass to grow to provide shelter for insects through the colder months which, in turn, will feed birds, leaving rotting wood to become a home to beetles, fungi, and centipedes, or piling leaves in one corner of your garden so creatures can take them to line nests or burrows.
The classic version of Centipede challenges gamers to defend their villages against an onslaught of centipedes, spiders, army ants and more.