Alright, another article!
I agree that when I did some investigation on these Pokemon, I find it funny how they are a blend on centipedes and millipedes, despite them being more "centipede". Perhaps more fascinating is that Scolipede is a rather fast Pokemon for its size, like the centipede. Still, it's an interesting fact that insects need spiracles for respiration.
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Great article. We just covered arthropods in biology and I found it very interesting the differences between centipedes and millipedes. I felt smart knowing all the stuff he said. Normally I ignore Bug Pokemon but after reading this I might take a closer look at some!
Great article. Always love these.
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Ooh god, bugs in Pokemon look so cool, but real life ones are so gross. D8; Oh god, that huge bug at the end of the article...eep! OTL
As always, though, a nice read! D8 I never knew there was a difference between centi- and milli-pedes until now.
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Great Article George. I guessed they might be based on those but thanks for shining some light on it.
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Wow, great article!
The giant thing was the one I saw the footprints of when I lived in Scotland 10 years ago!
I like reading these articles. One thing's for certain...good thing that beast is on my side.
I never knew how complex centipedes and millipedes were or how different they are from each other. Both Venipede with its evolutions and their origins are quite fascinating in a way. It's interesting how they draw inspiration from both centi- and millipedes.
Though, admittedly, both can be quite creepy. Imagine an encounter with the Arthropleura.
Superb article, I really enjoyed the part about the differences in centipedes and millipedes, I always just thought of them as variations of the same species (Always thought woodlouce were part of the same family too, until today).
Though I must say, I would love to have seen an Arthropleura in real life, just imagine what a sight that would be. With a bit of luck it would not be chasing me at the time though...
Thank-you again for the new found insight.
Thank you for writing this! Biology intrigues me, so it's always pleasant reading your articles. :)
It's extremely interesting learning a few contrasts between these two species. I never gave much thought to what makes centipedes and millipedes different. If somebody ever asks me with which I'd rather race, I know now to say millipede. xD
I think I found this part of the article most interesting. Maybe we could implement this substance into some sort of bug repellent in the future (if we haven't already).Many millipede species can secrete a poisonous substance from their exoskeleton, but this is designed as a defense mechanism against insects, and poses little threat to us bigger animals. In fact, Capuchin monkeys have been known to deliberately irritate millipedes and then rub the poison they produce onto their skin to repel mosquitoes.
Nasty bugs. I knew from the before that centipedes were the ones with all the predatory habits. But the fact that they're fast adds a whole new layer to the fear factor...
It was a nice read like always and I learned a few things about bugs too.