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mollusque commented on the word mangkorn chomphoo
My favorite is the zebra millipede.
June 16, 2009
madmouth commented on the word mangkorn chomphoo
and I thought flying cockroaches had just about cut it
reesetee commented on the word mangkorn chomphoo
chained_bear commented on the word mangkorn chomphoo
*stunned on many levels*
sionnach commented on the word mangkorn chomphoo
It's bright pink, smells of almonds and goes by the slightly camp name of "Mangkorn chomphoo" but you wouldn't want to mess with this beast.
Discovered in central Thailand in 2007, Desmoxytes purpurosea is a large, spiny "dragon millipede" that oozes hydrogen cyanide to ward off predators - hence the almond-like smell.
Mangkorn chomphoo - Thai for "shocking-pink dragon millipede" - is the latest addition to the dragon millipede family, whose members are found in south-east Asia and Australia.
June 15, 2009
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