• Question: why are you in chemical warefare

    Asked by kierah1234 to Pill Millipede on 22 Nov 2017.
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      Pill Millipede answered on 22 Nov 2017:

      The pill millipede is involved in a little ”chemical warfare’ as they secrete a fluid which repels potential predators. It is a defense mechanism which is used in the cases where rolling up into a ball to protect their more fragile underside is not going to work. Though some other tropical species of millipede release cyanide (Harpaphe haydeniana) which is a harmful toxin.