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Species: Millipedes
Diet: Detritivore (decaying fruit and vegetables)

Millipedes are arthropods classified by a segmented body, an exoskeleton, and many, many legs! Although the name millipede means “thousand-feet,” they usually only have two pairs of legs per segment (typically resulting in 200-400 legs depending on the species). Instead of breathing with lungs like mammals, millipedes breathe through tiny pore-like holes located down the length of their body, called spiracles.

Millipedes are a type of organism called a detritivore. Detritivores feed on dead and decaying organic matter within their habitat. This organic matter could be things such as decaying trees, logs, and vegetation. All of these items are nutrient-rich for a millipede and make up most of their diet.