The millipede is nocturnal and feeds on decaying organic material. They have two pairs of legs per body segment. The millipede add new segments each time they shed
The millipede head contains a pair of sensory organs known as the Tomosvary organs which are oval rings at the base of the antennae.
Desert Millipedes are slow-moving and feed on decaying organic material. They are nocturnal but may be seen in the morning following summer rains. They spend most of their time in burrows that they can dig themselves.
When disturbed, the millipede may curl into a coil and even secrete a noxious substance (may irritate your skin and certainly your eyes) along the sides of its body. They can live for 10 or more years