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Creepy Crawler by picworth1000wrds Creepy Crawler by picworth1000wrds
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.
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TheGhostOpera Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
nice picture. it's a millipede of some sort
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picworth1000wrds Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you...we found more there too...kind of cool little things.
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mikado91 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Photographer
Ewwwwwww.... i dont like bugs so much,but it is beutiful! nice makro ;D
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picworth1000wrds Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
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!!! :giggle:
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HappyWorker Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006   Photographer
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! :D
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picworth1000wrds Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
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HappyWorker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Photographer
Millipedes are very very friendly--it's the centipedes that aren't so nice..but I'm sure you know this already! ;) :hug:
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picworth1000wrds Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It put up with me poking it to see what it felt like and pick it up and move it around.... :giggle:
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HappyWorker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Photographer
:lmao: then it most certainly ISN'T a centipede--a centipede would've stung the crap out of you..! ;)
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picworth1000wrds Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
OH!!! Then I am glad that I didn't know that before I picked it up!!! Geez! :lol:
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HappyWorker Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006   Photographer
yeah centipedes don't have near as many legs as millipedes--centipedes are carnivores while millipedes eat plants/are herbivores. (I think someone else mentioned all this already though)..so sorry if this is all repetitous.. ;)
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picworth1000wrds Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
No...it is good info to know! :)
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BowEchoMedia Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Professional Photographer
Oooh! Cool! Looks almost metallic!
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picworth1000wrds Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Crazy isn't it? :)
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DragonKissses Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Karen I know what it is! GROSS but is a cool @$$ picture
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picworth1000wrds Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe Thanks. :giggle:
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DragonKissses Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Karen I know what it is! GROSS but is a cool @$$ picture
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DragonKissses Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Karen I know what it is! GROSS but is a cool @$$ picture
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DexAntares Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
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 ^_^
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picworth1000wrds Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
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!!! :hug:
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sigma1ao Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
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.
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DexAntares Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
o.o;;;

....you win.... you totally win.
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