I don't know what this is but it is really cool looking. Found it camping...oodles of legs! It has a hard exoskeleton...if you know what it is, tell me please.
nice picture. it's a millipede of some sort
Ewwwwwww.... i dont like bugs so much,but it is beutiful! nice makro ;D
I had never seen anything like this before this. I even picked it up!!! Which is very brave on my part because I usually beg my husband to get rid of the little crawlers!!!
I am pretty sure that this is a millepede--I love them so much--want to get one as a pet evenutally--after I move out of my parents house! GREAT shot though!
Cool! My husband found it when we were cleaning up some things at camp. I RAN for the camera. It was so cool looking. Seemed friendly enough too!
Millipedes are very very friendly--it's the centipedes that aren't so nice..but I'm sure you know this already!
It put up with me poking it to see what it felt like and pick it up and move it around....
then it most certainly ISN'T a centipede--a centipede would've stung the crap out of you..!
OH!!! Then I am glad that I didn't know that before I picked it up!!! Geez!
Oooh! Cool! Looks almost metallic!
Hmm. I'm failry sure that's a centipede. See, my roomie once had an African Milipede, and she had to be one of the cutest things ever, despite her initial creepy buggyness. She looked similar to this, but her carapace segments were smoother and darker, her feeler antennae were smaller, and she has this adorable little piggy-nose face. Smaller, darker legs, too. While milipedes are docile herbivores, I think centipedes are actually carnivores. Could always look up the differences on Wikipedia.com. Hope this sheds some light on things ^_^
Cool. thanks for the info. I wondered if it was a centipede but I thought that it was too big...I always thought that they were tiny...I will definitely look it up! Thanks!!!
That is fine and dandy but it is not the correct criteria to differentiate between centipedes and millipedes. Centipedes have the first pair of legs modified into poison fangs/claws, and the body segments do not fuse in a pairwise fashion during embryogenesis. While Millipedes do not have the first pair of legs modified into poison claws, and during embryogenesis most of the body segments fuse pairwise resulting in each 'segment' in a postembryonic critter bearing two pairs of legs. You can slightly see the pairwise grouped legs on this specimen. Thus I would put my money on it been a Millipede.