Giant African Millipede Archispirostreptus gigas

Tuck and cover: When threatened, these many-legged critters will curl into a spiral shape.

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ORIGIN:
Rainforests

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HABITAT:
Western Africa

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: 4-12 in

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DIET:
Decaying vegetation

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PREDATORS:
Birds, reptiles and frogs

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Hard exoskeleton

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REPRODUCTION:

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
5-7 yrs in human care

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