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Centipede encased in solid lucite. Large Size! Size: 4 1/4" length x 1 3/4" width x 1" depth. Centipedes are elongated, flattened arthropods with numerous legs – one pair per body segment. Centipedes are distinguished from millipedes by counting the number of pairs of legs arising from most body segments: millipedes have two pairs, while centipedes bear one pair per segment, with the first pair of legs being modified into fangs. Centipedes prefer to live in moist habitats during the day such as underneath rocks and logs. They are active at night. Centipedes feed on insects and spiders. They kill by grasping prey with their powerful fangs and injecting venom. The Amazonian giant centipede, is the largest existing species of centipede in the world, reaching over 30 cm (12 in) in length. Despite the name, centipedes can have a varying number of legs from under 20 to over 300.

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