MYRIAPODS! (Mi-ree-ya-pods)
Basic Info
Myriapods are noctornal creatures that haven't evolves much over the 400,000,000 years they have been on this world. Myriapods coming from the latin myria meaning many and pod meaning footed, another suggestion is that myriad meaning 10,000 is another derirative of the name.

The known study of Myriapods is Myriapodology and the people that study Myriapods are Myriapodologists.

Myriapods have a pair of antennae and, in most cases, eyes. The mouth lie on the bottom of the head. A pair of pincers lie inside the mouth. Myriapods breathe through pipes that connect to a breathing system similar to that of bugs. There is a long cylindricle heart that extends through much of the body.



Myriapods are a little known group, although 11,000 species have been discovered. They are nocturnal creatures, which have not evolved much over the years.

Myriapods primarily feed on decaying vegetables. They brake down dead vegetable material and play on important role in the ecological balance of forests. Some specoes are carnivours and predatory.

Myriapods have a single pair of antennae and, in most cases, simple eyes. The mouthparts lie on the underside of the head, with an "epistome" and labrum forming the upper lip, and a pair of maxillae forming the lower lip. A pair of mandibles lie inside the mouth. Myriapods breathe through spiracles that connect to a tracheal system similar to that of insects. There is a long tubular heart that extends through much of the body, but usually few, if any, blood vessels.
Myriapods Quiz

**Most millipedes are slower than centipedes, and feed on leaf litter and detritus. They are distinguised by the fusion of each pair of body segments into a single unit, giving the appearance of having two pairs of legs per segment. Around 8,000 species have been described, which may represent less than a tenth of the true global millipede diversity.[11] One species, Illacme plenipes has the greatest number of legs of any animal, with 750.[3] The name "millipede" is a compound word formed from the Latin roots milli ("thousand") and ped ("foot"), although millipedes typically have between 36 and 400 legs. Pill millipedes are much shorter, and are capable of rolling up into a ball.Mediterranean-Tiger-Centipede.jpg

During mating, male myriapods produce a packet of sperm, or spermatophore, which they must transfer to the female externally; this process is often complex and highly developed. The female lays eggs which hatch as much shortened versions of the adults, with only a few segments and as few as three pairs of legs. The young add additional segments and limbs as they repeatedly moult to reach the adult form**

this photo show the diffrent parts of the myriapods!!
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