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Giant Milipede

It is mesmerising to watch their legs in action...I don't understand how they avoid tripping over...

 

 

Giant Milipede

It is mesmerising to watch their legs in action...I don't understand how they avoid tripping over...

 

 

comments (14)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 30 Aug 2018, 04:28
Would hate to go shoe shopping for that fellow.!
Ray: Sometimes, with young kids in the family, it can seem a bit like shopping for a millipede, Bonnie...they seem to be always needing new shoes. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Aug 2018, 05:39
Having damaged a leg yesterday, I could do with a few extra like this to take the weight. I’ve never seen one for myself but they are fascinating to watch.
Ray: In Thailand you can find them up to 25cm long, Alan...enormous critters.
Leur taille est impressionnante.
Ray: Ils peuvent aussi grossir un peu plus.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 30 Aug 2018, 06:27
It just looks like a small flexible pipe Ray, apart from the legs.
Ray: Yours is quite a good description of it, Chad, but I might add "lots of" before "logs".
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 30 Aug 2018, 06:37
I'm with you on this, their co-ordination is one of life's mysteries
Ray: They are fun to watch as they moon-walk along, Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Aug 2018, 06:48
a 'Tausendfüßler' in German?
Ray: What a wonderful word!
Impressionnante nature ..bravo pour la photo !
Ray: Je vous remercie.
La nature fait des merveilles sous les tropiques.
Imagine if they had to buy shoes
Ray: Now that would be an expensive shopping trip, Bill.
It's enormous.
Ray: They can get quite a bit bigger than this, Brian.
A glossy shell
Ray: It is tough and protective, Tom.
that is one big millipede Ray good image... and thanks for the video....petersmile
Ray: The are enormous here, Peter.
are they considered friend or foe in the garden ?
Ray: Friend...they live in, and eat, the leaves that fall from the trees...much like earth worms.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 31 Aug 2018, 08:03
i suppose they would not mind that much tripping over, Ray. there is not a huge distance to fall over and there are several other legs to take over anyway grin i just made that up
Ray: You made me laugh out loud, Ayush! smile
What a cool fellow!
Ray: I like them!

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