Millipede

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  1. Donde

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    This millipede is very common where I live. I think it is a species of Polydesmida but not sure. I would certainly like to know what it is. Oddly it made a cameo appearance in the Colombian movie Perro Come Perro (Dog Eat Dog) as part of a witchcraft ritual.

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    Nice, sadly I have not seen them near Cali maybe next year if I am lucky, this is high up in the mountains isn't?
    Next year I will for the first time hire a car so will be able to go where I want.
     
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    Yes this was photographed at 2100m but I've seen them somewhat lower down.
     
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    Are these poisonous ones?
     
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    No these aren't and I don't think there are any poisonous millipedes. Their defense is to exude a mild acid which could bother a human if he were to handle a millipede and then rub his eyes but the acid won't bother the skin on one's hands.
     
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    Looks like only the centipedes are venomous.
     
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    Yes and if you get bitten by one you MUST see a doctor they are not only venemous their poison claws are not hygienic. A relative of my mother in law didn't and got quite ill. They are quite common in Cali.
     
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    There is a centipede that I get in my house periodically. The male is black with red legs, the female brown. I have never been bitten thanks probably to my cat who kills them. Same with scorpions.
     

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