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- Millipedes are segmented, worm-like arthropods with four appendages (legs) per segment.
- Millipedes are dertrivores, meaning they eat decomposing matter.
- Unlike some centipedes, millipedes do not have a poisonous bite or sting. Some species may be able to secrete toxic substances through pores as a defense mechanism.
- The heads of millipedes consist of feelers, or antennae, and eye like structures.
- Millipedes are often found under leaves, rocks or near dirt.
- There are somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000 known species of millipede today. Many more are believed to exist.

             
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