All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

When my husband picked up this <em>Narceus americanus</em> millipede he quickly learned its' defense mechanism. As he held it in his hand, it began to ooze a pungent orange liquid that looked, smelled, and stained like iodine! A while later the stain t...
When my husband picked up this Narceus americanus millipede he quickly learned its' defense mechanism. As he held it in his hand, it began to ooze a pungent orange liquid that looked, smelled, and stained like iodine! A while later the stain turned a maroon color. He had stains on his hands for a few days. This one became annoyed and finally nipped his hand!

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