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WPC Security: Volvation

WPC Security

Giant pill millipede - volvation

Volvation is a defense mechanism in some animals, in which they roll themselves up in a ball. The second and last dorsal plates of the Giant Pill Millipede fit perfectly into one another, creating a sealed ball which most predators are unable to unravel and protecting the softer underbelly. Built-in security!

Giant pill millipede

Photos taken in Elysium, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa (2016)

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  1. Dit is so mooi,dankie Hester!

  2. DiΓ¨ is nou die woord wat ek vanoggend nodig het, en ook gaan ‘uitvoer’! Iewers oprol en hoop dit help teen die aanvalle. πŸ˜‰

  3. Pragtig.

  4. Pragtige foto’s

  5. Best handig als je goed gepansert bent. Bij egels vind ik dat ook altijd heel bijzonder.

  6. drkottaway

    I am going to have to practice this…first, I will practice the rolling in to a ball. The armor will have to be specially designed once I find out how tight a ball I can roll in to….

  7. Thank you for enriching my word power. Ek gaan hierdie woord gebruik om mense te beindruk πŸ™‚
    Die ongelukkige realiteit is dat Zuma ook maar besig is met volvation. Hy rol sy maatjies om hom.

  8. Slim kind… sit! πŸ˜‰