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Japanese House Centipede by melvynyeo Japanese House Centipede by melvynyeo
Japanese House Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) found resting on a leaf. The Japanese called it Gejigeji. Would you be happy to see this in your house? They are actually harmless creatures, and could be beneficial in your home as they feed on typical house pests such as flies, silverfish, termites, bedbugs, cockroaches, ants, etc!! Won't you give it a second chance? :P
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Annatiger1234 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014   Artist
I love seeing these guys.
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BlondBeastBoy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Just imagine this thing coming out of the screen into real life while retaining this size.
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dusted-birdie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
i wish i had some gejigeji inn my house i'm petrified of cockroaches
i like there name too
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:)
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glitch-ish Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, as long as I dont see it in my house, it can live there :3
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
:)
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The-Dude-L-Bug Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great frontal shot showing the forcipules (the front leg "fangs").
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks! :)
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polishbone Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
We have house centipedes. They are ridiculously fast. Except for the babies. You can catch those. They are kinda terrifying.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Catch?? Sound dangerous! :)
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dusted-birdie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
thats wat i said
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thecurrymaster Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:3 + favorite
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Thanks! :)
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006600 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot, there aren't enough of these captured on camera, at least not on dA, lol.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Thanks! :)
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006600 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Heh heh, wow. Japan, as always, has the corner on the market when it comes to all things bizarre. Gejigeji. I like that name.

Really nice you could get some clarity in that flurry of spindly centipede legs. It's really cool how its mandibles are folded inward, almost like arms crossed in a peaceful prayer pose, yet they are actually quite likely dangerous weapons (and look appropriately sharp). This is a quite splendid photograph!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Thanks! :) :) :)
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Ixentrick Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Interesting information (and a wonderful photo, too :) )! However, does it mean that some Japanese keep this creature in their homes? :XD:
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Haha these are named house centipedes cos they are commonly found in houses. Luckily not in my country though :)
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Terraqueous87 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I would just put it outside, then. :3
Because they ARE still in the chain if they are outside.
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MrsBox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it!!
Looks so so so cute... Look at that face saying "hello!"...
I love this photo!
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Terraqueous87 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It is a bit silly to attribute facial expressions to insects, as they have no facial muscles that change the appearance.
It is probably deathly afraid. xD
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Thanks! :) Not too sure about it being cute though :)
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Samanth406 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure this is an insect ?
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:iconmelvynyeo:
melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
:) It eats insect that's for sure :)
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Samanth406 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Hahaha!
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to have more of these if they get rid of cockroaches and flies :)
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Hehe, i don't mind if these are small, but some are about 15cm in length :)
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sesshomaru68 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
noooooooo!! *hiding* it's coming to eat me!! :D
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
LOL :)
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humor86 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! Really cool!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Thanks! :)
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cha0t1ck1ng Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wud they bite u if u picked it up
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dusted-birdie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Gejigeji are completely harmless. you can actually stir fry them with a bit of soy sauce and serve them with rice or noodles
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
seeing the jaw size, i won't dare try :)
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