My Home: I am found through North America and in other parts of the world that have moist environments.
I live outdoors in moist, dark, protected areas like
under bark, logs, leaves or rocks. I am most
active at night.

What I eat: I lack the venomous front
jaws of centipedes and
primarily eat decaying plants.

What I look like: I am long, slow
moving, and resemble a worm.
I have two pairs of legs
on each body segment.
A centipede has only one pair of legs
on each segment. My length can be
from 1 to 12 inches.

How I am born: I go through two stages of development: egg and adult. My egg is laid in the ground during the springtime. After I hatch, I resemble a small adult. To grow,
I molt and shed my skin, adding a segment and a set of legs each time my skin is shed.

  Fun Facts
They are often called 'thousand leggers', but they
actually only have from 40 to 200 pair of legs. They can
coil in a ball for protection and some produce a poisonous gas. There are around 10,000 species of Millipedes worldwide.