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Saturday, November 6, 2010


Millipedes: Two sets of legs per segment. Feed on decomposing plant material.

Cenitpedes: One set of legs per segment. Active predators.

Millipedes here come in all colors. Red....
Black (The red below her is a lava which she was feeding in the hollow of this tree trunk)
and mating. LOL!!


JM said...

I find these creatures so nice! I took a shot at a gigantic one at Ivory Coast but sadly it's a lousy photo... :-)

Gaelyn said...

I saw an orgy of millipedes while hiking in the Draks. Plus the yellow and brown in Kruger. They are SO BIG!

Roger said...

Beautiful and unknown in France ... great pictures!!!
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SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That happens just when you want it to come out good Jose. Murphy's Law at work here. I make sure I take enough pictures of something now to ensure I have at least something to post. That is, of course, if it does not fly away. LOL!! It is for this reason that I love the digital cameras as you do not need to pay for blurred photo developing. :)Dont you just love the 'delete' button? LOL!!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

We sure saw some good ones Gaelyn.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting Roger. You have some stunning pictures on your blog.