Question:

Can thousand leggers bite and are they poisonous?

Answer:

Despite name, millipedes don't have 1,000 legs & do not bite/sting. Primary defense is to curl into coil. Many species also emit poisonous liquid secretions or hydrogen cyanide gas through microscopic pores called odoriferous glands. Can irritate.


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Blood agents
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Millipede
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