Monday, April 7, 2008

Hundred legs?

Contrary to their name, centipedes only have about 30 legs. They have one pair per thoratic segment, and the common rock/garden centipede (Order Lithobiomorpha) has 15 segments. These are the little flat red wiggly guys you'll often encounter when you pick up a rock in your backyard or garden. They're scavengers, making them the clean up crew of the undergrowth. They rarely bite humans, but if they do, it'll be painful but not dangerous.

I said I'd show the progress of my gigantic centipede, so here are the segments all cut out (I started sewing some parts together, like the eyes, legs, and small segments):He's gunna be CRAZY!


Margins. said...

Wowza! I can't wait to see the final product. That really is exciting!! Seriously.

maritza said...


Christopher And Tia said...

Your blog is like therapy for my insane bug phobias. Really.

xx Tia