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Centipede

Centipede
Centipede

Group:
Myriapod

Funky facts:

  • Centipedes have long flat bodies which are split  into rings (or segments). They have a pair of legs on each segment of their body.
  • They can have from 30 to 70 legs. Centipedes are very fast runners!
  • They have two long antennae (feelers) on their heads, which they use to find food. 
  • They have no eyes, but don't need them as they come out to hunt for food at night.
  • A centipede has sharp poisonous fangs on either side of its head. When the centipede finds a minibeast to eat, it kills it by sticking it's fangs into the creature's body.

Habitat:
They like dark, damp places such as rotting leaves, soil and rotting logs. They hide in these places during the day-time.

What they eat?
Slugs, worms, woodlice

What eats them?
Badgers and shrews.

Life Cycle Activity
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