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17cm Ethmostigmus rubripes - Tiger Form - Feeding

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by BB8, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. patrick nimbs

    patrick nimbs Arachnosquire Active Member

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    My ethmostigmus rubripes eats at about 12:00 pm on Wednesday each week.
     
  2. patrick nimbs

    patrick nimbs Arachnosquire Active Member

    My one makes my neighbours recoil and my sister and her friends scream (she has arachnophobia)!
     
  3. patrick nimbs

    patrick nimbs Arachnosquire Active Member

    Did you buy that centipede or did you catch it? My one which is identical to yours but smaller, was caught by me in the woodpile near the garbage bins. Our woodpile harbours those centipedes, particularly in spring to autumn!
     
  4. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    A cephalic plate is the exoskeleton on top of the head, which all pedes have. In genus Ethmostigmus, it doesn't overlap with the first tergite (segment plate).
     
  5. patrick nimbs

    patrick nimbs Arachnosquire Active Member

    Yeah I’m pretty sure my centipede has got one.
     
  6. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    All centipedes have one.
     
  7. patrick nimbs

    patrick nimbs Arachnosquire Active Member

    Thanks, I’ve just learned another thing about centipedes! But yeah there is a lot of things about centipedes that I have still to learn. I’ve also looked at the head of my centipede and the head of a cormocephalus (I believe you have one of those) and what I discovered was the head of Ethmostigmus rubripes has more of a curve to the neck/head joint whereas in cormocephalus the head appears to be part of the neck as though the centipede’s head was growing out of the neck! Am I right???
     
  8. patrick nimbs

    patrick nimbs Arachnosquire Active Member

    My pede and my spider eat at around midday or in the late afternoon or evening, depending on work of course.