Sunday, February 04, 2007

This guy and his extended family live in our house. What do you think of that?

They aren't like the centipedes that I grew up with - the flat orange ones that live in old logs and leaf piles... This species lives indoors, and they are somewhat creepier: they move much faster, and when they do, their legs locomote in an eerily smooth wave-like action.

Once I bent over the sink to wash my face, and one of these literally leapt out of the overflow drain out into the basin... nice little "what the bleep??!" incident.

Anyway - I put the pic out because they are kind of marvellous from a biological perspective. Imagine being a bug... you'd consider this guy a really big badass I bet.

13 Comments:

Blogger Deb said...

There were centipedes in the house I grew up in, and I never got over freaking out every time I saw one. It didn't help that one landed on top of my head once!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Bleeet said...

Is that a silverfish? Those creatures I cannot abide. They move about 40 miles per hour, love basements, hide under laundry piles, hard to kill, some carry weapons and smoke unfiltered cigarettes.

11:07 AM  
Blogger john montana said...

that's it...not staying with you anymore. getting a hotel next time i'm in town.

i hate big, scary bugs.

1:39 PM  
Blogger MN Justin said...

Not a silverfish:
http://www.ext.vt.edu/departments/entomology/factsheets/silverfi.html

It's a house centipede:
http://whatsthatbug.com/cent.html

Here's a quote from that site: "The poor dead House Centipede is harmless to you and your daughter, though when they rapidly dart across the room, usually at night, they often startle people who tend to fear them. They are common enough in homes where they eagerly dispatch other unwanted household intruders by devouring them. They feast on roaches, flies, spiders and many other small invertebrates."

1:50 PM  
Blogger gtr said...

Ieeeeee! I like bugs, but those exact centipedes lived in my house growing up, and they never fail to give me the heeebie jeebies. At my grandparent's house, there were two permanently smushed into the varnish of the front door hinge. Shudder.

But they ARE pretty amazing, I'll give them that.

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