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Grade: K-3
Location: TX
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Date: 12/13/2005


Question:
what hearing mechanism do millipedes have?


Replies:
Millipedes cannot really hear so much as they use their other senses. They are able to feel vibrations which would be mostly their sense of "hearing" as you might call it. They rely on their antennas for their sense of smell and to feel where they are going. Millipedes do not have very good eyesight either.

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