How Do Centipedes Move?

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A centipede moves by using its legs. When a centipede wants to travel, it moves all its legs in order from one end of its body to the other, in a sort of wave-like motion. The legs at the back of its body are longer than the ones at the front. As it moves along the ground only a few of its feet are touching the ground at any one time. The legs that are walking stretch out to the sides to keep the centipede from falling over as it runs.
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There are two levels of "why" there - the one Witty explained (the mechanism) and the reason for it (or at least what we think the reason is) A number of animals have something
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By moving a lot of legs at the same time Anonymous
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Centipedes are dorsoventrally flattened, and their bodies are divided into well-marked segments, each of which is flattened. Each body segment has a pair of legs, which means that there is always an odd number of leg pairs ranging... More »
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