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East Ender
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Okay, THIS ?v=0 is a millipede, aka "gongolo." It does not bite. You may see this on St Thomas.

THIS is a centipede. It can bite, but I have never seen one on St Thomas. Again, St Croix seems to have more biological diversity! 😉

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Posted : June 10, 2009 8:23 pm
Betty
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Wow, never seen a gongolo that big! There usually about and inch or two and very skinny. Those look like our centipedes almost!!! Yikes!

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Posted : June 10, 2009 8:48 pm
DUN
 DUN
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A few months ago,I saw what seems to be a centipede,I say that BC each end looked like a head in that it seemed to have antennae at both ends.
The one i saw, was 9" easy!
It looked Just like the Vincent Price movie "Tinglier"(except it was black).

Is this the thing your all talking about?

I see Millipedes all the time,slow & stupid.

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Posted : June 10, 2009 11:22 pm
Yearasta
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That big black millipede is seen here in trees and stuff and have been known to cause rashes....

This is what I consider a gongolo

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Posted : June 10, 2009 11:42 pm
dntw8up
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Thanks for yucking up my evening EE 😀

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Posted : June 10, 2009 11:47 pm
changesinlattitide
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The picture that Yearasta printed is exactly what the centipedes on STX look like. Sizes and color may vary. I am going to bed now...just outside of Chicago and guess what??? I am still going to shake out the bed covers!!!

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Posted : June 11, 2009 1:03 am
Yearasta
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Yucking it up with Millipede porn? 😀

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Posted : June 11, 2009 1:17 am
dntw8up
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Yearasta,

Ask and ye shall receive: http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/spiders-inverts/315936-millipede-porn-pictures.html 😛

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Posted : June 11, 2009 1:34 am
Yearasta
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WOW you can truly find anything on here...good one!!

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Posted : June 11, 2009 1:39 am
DixieChick
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ok now i am really spooked. I hate to see a centipede that "up close and personal" .
Someone should send a pic to Stephen King and let him make a movie down here with scary bugs.

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Posted : June 11, 2009 1:13 pm
stxem
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My all time favorite YouTube video--I think it was posted on a previous thread here a while back.

Once I was waiting tables several years ago at an outdoors, beach restaurant in STX and was explaining the specials to a table of tourists when I felt a centipede crawl over my foot. I had been bitten before and knew what they felt like. I screamed and leaped away from the table. Luckily it didn't bite. The tourists thought I was nuts and didn't quite understand how nasty these centipedes were, even after I tried to explain.

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Posted : June 11, 2009 5:11 pm
SunshineCruzan
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It's really very simple...gongoloes aka:millipedes are irritating....centipedes are SATAN!! AAAAAHHHH!!!! look up any of my previous posts of true tales and you'll get an idea of just how horrible these can be. If you are just tuning in...I have a huge "collection" of centipedes in sealed jars dating back years. Yes, I know it's weird, but we all have our own ways of dealing with them. It's SO true that you can't just 'kill them'...so I choose to spray then put the BIG heavy can of spray on top and then get my empty jar and fill with white vinegar (or rum....naahh!!) and then with my 3-ft. long BBQ tongs (never again to be used for food) put into said jar and quickly put lid on said jar and seal lid with approx. 18 feet of duct tape. Then sit back and watch how LONG it takes for them to stop MOVING (longest was 53 mins.) while trying very hard not to scream and do the "got the willies" dance...

need more jars.-o

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Posted : June 12, 2009 3:32 am
SunshineCruzan
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hey changes...I tried looking up st croix centipede on youtube but got 'no results'...any other way? I'd love to know if it's from near me...AAAAHHHH!!!!!

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Posted : June 12, 2009 3:38 am
changesinlattitide
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I don't know how to send you tube to this site...Sorry
I just google youtube and in the search box I enter St Croix Centipede. Tell me how to send it here and i will.

Last story...maybe. We were eating at one of the finer establishments on STX. It was packed..high season. A lady at a table starts screaming and jumping up. All the locals thought it must be a centipede, so everyone starts getting a little nervous. A rat runs by and everybody is like "No problem..It's just a rat". We all thought it was a centipede. The tourist thought we were all crazy!!!

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Posted : June 12, 2009 4:20 am
SunshineCruzan
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OMG!! changes....

BIIIGG nightmares tonight! I will be walking on my tippy-toes getting whiplash looking EVERYwhere ALL at once...

MY GOD!!...puh-LEASE tell me that wasn't near my house.....

actually, I've seen a smaller version of this yellow-legged centipede when I lived out east...I'm in LaGrande Princesse now. Not that I feel any better....GEEZ!!!....ick!

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Posted : June 12, 2009 4:34 am
Yearasta
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oh one more thing....centepede bite....WD-40

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Posted : June 12, 2009 12:45 pm
divinggirl
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oh one more thing....centepede bite....WD-40

I second that and add that it works for Fire Ant bites too.

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Posted : June 12, 2009 4:41 pm
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