Wednesday, September 14, 2016

stalking invertebrates

Josie and the Chilopoda

Centipedes are in the invertebrate class Chilopoda. They are carnivores. They bite with a pair of modified front legs called forcipules. It feels like a bee sting, so we avoid the real ones. That's why Josie is getting up-close to an oversized centipede made out of plastic. 

We had a great time recently stalking invertebrates with the Family Nature Club @ Ijams.

For more details on the club's outing, click: bugs

The centipede most often encountered indoors is Scutigera coleoptrata, or more simply "House Centipede."

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