Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Strange Looking Pill

What you're looking at is a Pill Millipede that almost became mush under my shoe this morning. If it had not been spotted and rescued. It was picked up and placed it in a safer location and I stayed behind to photograph it. During that time I discovered how to make it uncurled itself on cue by chance. Cool stuff!Pill millipedes are short compared to other millipedes, with only eleven to thirteen body segments, and are capable of rolling into a ball when disturbed. Pill millipedes are herbivorous, feeding on decomposing plant matter, usually in woodlands.

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