-With each molt, the millipede gets a new segment and 2 pairs of legs. They stop once they reach full size.

-The word "millipede" comes from Latin roots milli ("thousand") and ped ("foot"). These creatures do not have a thousand legs, although the rare species Illacme plenipes have up to 750 . The common species have between 36 and 400 legs.

-Their short legs make them slow, but they are great burrowers.

-Their length of live varies, but the average age is 5-6 years.


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