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Group Of Millipedes Added To Australian Fauna
2012-08-31 12:46:28

An entire group of millipedes previously unknown in Australia has been discovered by a specialist — on museum shelves. Hundreds of tiny specimens of the widespread tropical family Pyrgodesmidae have been found among bulk samples in two museums, showing that native pyrgodesmids are not only widespread in Australia's tropical and subtropical forests, but are also abundant and diverse. The study has been published in the open access journal ZooKeys. "Most pyrgodesmid species are so...

2010-10-12 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Mega-children's entertainment Producer Kenn Viselman, and his itsy bitsy Entertainment Company announces an extraordinary search for content to anyone who has ever created high quality children's programming to timely submit their short-form product for the chance to be included in "Millipede," scheduled to premiere at the end of 2011. "Millipede" is an enchanting children's "television block" for all of the senses that will combine a mix of the very...

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2010-02-11 09:55:00

Any way you look at it -- by sheer weight, species diversity or population -- the hard-shelled, joint-legged creepy crawlies called arthropods dominate planet Earth. Because of their success and importance, scientists have been trying for decades to figure out the family relationships that link lobsters to millipedes and cockroaches to tarantulas and find which might have come first. In a scientific and technological tour de force that was nearly a decade in the making, a team of scientists...

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2009-01-21 09:40:00

The dung beetle is emerging from the bottom of the food chain led by a brand new and scary species. A Peruvian scarab type species has been recorded fighting and devouring millipedes 10 times its size. The species D. valgum is done with dung. In its place, the nocturnal critter prefers to chop the heads off their prey with its "teeth" and then consume their guts.  This is an uncommon occurrence of a scavenger evolving into a carnivore, say US scientists.  Dung beetles are normally...


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Archispirostreptus-Gigas
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Giant African Millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas) is a species of millipede found widespread through the lowland areas of East Africa, from Mozambique to Kenya. It rarely reaches altitudes above 3,300 feet. It is found mostly in forests, but can also be found in coastal habitats which contain at least some trees. It is native to Southern Arabia, especially in Dhofar. The Giant Millipede is one of the largest in the millipede group, reaching upwards of 15.2 inches in length and 2.6...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.