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Running head: ALMOST THE DEVIL HIMSELF 1 Almost the Devil Himself Merranda Ramirez BIO101 March 5, 2018 Alyssa Wells
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ALMOST THE DEVIL HIMSELF 2 Almost the Devil himself In Hawai’i centipedes are known to be aggressive, mean, and scary if encountered. They are common to find while camping or hiking, but on numerous occasions they are found in the homes of many individuals. When found in homes they are in dirty laundry, damp areas like bathrooms, hiding under couches, and often found in beds. When camping, centipedes can sometimes get into clothes, damp towels, and in warm dark sleeping bags. Centipedes have a specific environment they like to live in, there are three specific species indigenous to Hawai’i, and they have evolved over time. Why are centipedes even here? Relation on the phylogenetic tree Centipedes in Hawai’i are one of the biggest organisms that are feared in Hawai’i. They are aggressive and territorial carnivores. Their role in the environment is not clearly defined, but it can be obvious to see, based on their appetite, that they help to balance the equilibrium in the ecosystem. Everything has a place and a purpose, like spiders in the house help to prevent other insects from being in the house. Centipedes eat insects and reptiles by injecting venom from their pinchers into the bodies of their prey (Fenderson, 2014). However, they are also known to prey on anything they feel they can overpower, like mice and other lizards in Hawai’i.
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