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Irritant Exudation from a Millipede

Nature volume 142, page 796 (29 October 1938) | Download Citation

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WHILE working at Sigi, 1,500 feet below the East African Agricultural Research Station at Amani, Tanganyika Territory, one evening in June, I came across one of the giant black millipedes—a species of Spirobolus—which are fairly common in this region of tropical evergreen rain-forest. It was an unusually large specimen, fully twelve inches in length. Having no box capable of holding it, I buttoned it up in my hip-pocket and continued my work for an hour or so.

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    • ERIC BURTT

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