Monday 19 November 2012

Centipedes and Millipedes

A new radio progamme today, on Centipedes and Millipedes.

Centipedes are night-hunters of creepy-crawly insects, so they're good for the gardener...


Millipedes on the other hand, will have your young seedlings and soft bits of things like carrots, given half a chance. So it pays to be able to tell them apart.

Small millipede. Not a good idea to pick them up, as they exude a nasty cyanide-based defense chemical.

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