Centipede: I went down to the Harrington Creek

By Adam Zaretsky

I brought a Straus Family Creamery recycled organic yogurt container as I was looking for centipedes.

The idea was to isolate the DNA from a wild local centipede and introduce it into my sperm in an electroporator. (an electroporator is a machine with a high voltage pulse that opens membranes so foreign DNA can get into the genomes of living cells.)

I turned over a rock in the steam, and there was a centipede on the run. Yes, the first rock I turned over. Wow! I caught the centipede and then continued looking for more, to no avail.

The first rock, one centipede, like Las Vegas synchronicity, luck would have it.

So, glad I was prepared!