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Images Dated 31st March 1999

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Garden centipede, SEM Featured 31 Mar 1999 Image

Garden centipede, SEM

Garden centipede. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a garden centipede (Lithobius sp.). A centipede's body is divided into segments, each containing a pair of legs. The number of segments varies from 12 to over 100. The legs present on the first trunk segment (upper centre) terminate in a pointed claw which contains poison glands. The centipede uses these claws to seize and kill its prey. Lithobius centipedes are ground-dwelling hunters normally found under stones. They are blind and locate their prey by touch, using their long, sensitive antennae (foreground). Magnification: x7 at 5x7 cm size. Magnification: x17 at 5x6ins size