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Millipede Mystery

This morning I discovered the exoskeletons of nine millipedes clumped together at the top of a rotting stump.  They were covered with slug slime, with said slug still at the scene. Presumably its stomach was full of millipede innards.  If anyone can explain this phenomenon to me, I would be most grateful!

One response

  1. Jean Harrison has solved the mystery! Unbeknownst to me, there are carnivorous slugs! Jean wrote that there are at least three millipede-eating slugs in Africa. I guess New England must have at least one! While I knew that millipedes eat slugs, I did not know the reverse was true. Thank you, Jean.

    September 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm

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