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Centipedes and Millipedes
By
Stella M. Turk MBE

pink mouse

Centipedes are carnivores

With suitably big strong jaws

Millipedes are herbivores

With smaller masticating jaws

Centipedes are designed for speed

Chasing creatures on which to feed.

Millipedes have no need to race

Gliding along at a leisurely pace.

 

 

Authors notes

Centipedes can have more than hundred legs neatly arranged in pairs.

Millipede do not aspire to a thousand even though they they are in pairs.

Although millipedes and centipedes have been grouped together under the Myriapodda they are not closely related!

The quoting of the following verse is from memory, and we I tried to check it on the Internet, I found so many versions that I decided to use my own rendering!

Centipede

The centipede was happy, quite
Until a toad, in fun, asked ‘Pray tell
Me which leg moves after which’.
This raised her doubts to such a pitch,
She fell exhausted in a ditch,
Not knowing how to run.

 

Stella M Turk MBE

October 2008

 

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