Paul E. Marek
University of Arizona
Department of Entomology
Forbes Bldg Rm 410
Tucson, AZ 8572

Nov. 16, 2012

A Millipede That (Almost) Lives Up to the Name

No millipede has 1000 feet -- but the species Illacme plenipes comes closest, with up to 750.

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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