Common centipede head, SEM

Common centipede head, SEM

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Caption: Common centipede. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a common centipede (Lithobius forficatus) also known as the brown centipede or stone centipede. A centipede's body is divided into segments, each with a pair of legs. The number of segments varies from 12 to over 100. The legs present on the first trunk segment 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. They are blind and so hunt by touch, using their long, sensitive antennae (segmented, either side of the head). Magnification: x7 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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