Scolopendra home - a poisonous friend of the family
Scolopendra home is not a separate species. So affectionately called settled in the human habitation representatives of arthropods scolopendrovyh family. However, the appearance of this invertebrate can cause a person who saw him for the first time, only a feeling of disgust, disgust and fear.
As for the virulence of scolopendra, variousgossip. Some believe that talking about their deadly for human virility does not correspond to reality, others - that the bite of scolopenders of some species is still fatal to humans. But, anyway, these arthropods often live in a person's home (especially in the tropics and in the southern part of the temperate zone), and the clever boss never expels them from home, preferring to tolerate some inconvenience due to their presence ... Why?
The answer to this question is simple. Scolopendra domestic, being a predator, deftly hunts for various livestock. No, the mouse is too tough for her, but the numerous invertebrate enemies of the person are very much even in the teeth (and to taste).
In Russia, the distribution area of scolopendra -North Caucasus, Rostov, Volgograd, Astrakhan and Orenburg regions. North they do not meet. Domestic skolopendra in southern Russia is rarely longer than six or eight centimeters.
If the scolopendra, while defending, bit a person (onpeople they do not attack - there is no need), then at the site of the bite a swelling is formed, which in most cases passes through a couple of hours. If the scolopendra is large, the pain sensations (gradually fading) can last up to a day and a half. After which they completely disappear. More bothers no bite scolopendra (our, Russian) will not deliver.