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Old 08-23-2010, 11:17 PM   #51
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LOL!

That is not what I was picturing--not the same kind that I've seen (infrequently, thankfully) in my tub. Could that be a millepede? Or maybe mine is not a centipede.
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No, the photo of my devil horned big fat ugly HUGE bug is not a millepede. It's a Multi-Colored Centipede, Scolopendra polymorpha.

Although we did have millipedes in our home as well. This lovely zillion legged specimen was on the ceiling above my bed. Just what I needed to see first thing in the morning to wake me up!

The Groundhog-millipede2.jpg

p.s. All you bug people: please excuse my squeemishness in describing these "things." When bugs approach the size of a small dog and have hair of their own and things that resemble horns, things change!
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:42 PM   #52
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No, the photo of my devil horned big fat ugly HUGE bug is not a millepede. It's a Multi-Colored Centipede, Scolopendra polymorpha.

Although we did have millipedes in our home as well. This lovely zillion legged specimen was on the ceiling above my bed. Just what I needed to see first thing in the morning to wake me up!

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p.s. All you bug people: please excuse my squeemishness in describing these "things." When bugs approach the size of a small dog and have hair of their own and things that resemble horns, things change!
Yup, the second one looks much more like the millipedes I'd recognize. When I picture a centipede, this is what I think of:

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Referred to as a house centipede on one site. Actually, they move so fast, I've never gotten that good of a look at them.
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Err, I just noticed that pic is labeled Ukrainian cave centipede--but that is basically what I see in the house some times.
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:46 PM   #54
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Cute poem about a really ugly bug.

Centipede photos taken inside my home when living in Mexico. Photos are little blurry because I was screaming.
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Here, those house centipedes are called "thousand leggers". We have them in the basement. They are quick!
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When I picture a centipede, this is what I think of:

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Referred to as a house centipede.
Aaaack! Gives you the creepies...
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Aaaack! Gives you the creepies...
yeah, a little, but I normally catch them and put them outside...or turn a blind eye to them if they are out of my sight.
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Here, those house centipedes are called "thousand leggers". We have them in the basement. They are quick!
Yep, I remember them as a kid. I just don't want them in the bathtub!
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My camps tub has spiders big enough to pull you down the drain.
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LOL! (easy to laugh while sitting safely at my computer--not in a tub with eight legs dragging me toward the drain!)
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