What do centipedes eat?


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Centipedes eat insects, worms, spiders and small vertebrates. They have claw-like structures with glands that produce a venom that paralyzes their prey. Two of the hind legs are longer than the rest, and centipedes use these legs to capture and hold on to prey until they can bite.

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What do centipedes eat?
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Full Answer

Centipedes have long, sensitive antennae that they use to detect their prey. Centipedes can run fast, and they thrive in moist places. Although centipedes can help homeowners get rid of household pests, centipedes can bite, and their bites are as painful as bee stings. Centipedes have 15 to 117 pairs of legs, not necessarily 100 legs as their name suggests.

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