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Friday Fact - Poison Claws

By February 15, 2013

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A centipede's first pair of legs aren't made for walking at all - they're actually "poison" claws! These appendages are called forcipules, and they're used to inject venom into prey. Centipedes are the only organisms known to have legs modified in this way.


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