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Alipes care?

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by ArachnoCrazy, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. ArachnoCrazy

    ArachnoCrazy Arachnoknight Old Timer

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    Just wanted to know what type of care I should give to my Alipes.
     
  2. Make sure their substrate is damp and they have a water dish (as cents' tend to dring allot). Also feed them a cricket a week or something larger if you prefer as long as you go for a longer period of time between meals. The cage should be at least as long and twice as wide as your cent' height is also importand as to prevent escapes (cents' are ESCAPE ARTISTS :wicked: ). other than that just make sure they are kept warm and humid. But watch out for mold :D .
     
  3. ArachnoCrazy

    ArachnoCrazy Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thanks just needed to know if their was anything specific for this species.
     
  4. Randolph XX()

    Randolph XX() Arachnoprince Old Timer

    damp? i don't think it's a good idea......
    nothing specific anyway, just like all other set up for another centipede
    substrate can be semi-dry to moist with waterdish.....
     
  5. By damp I meant simi-moist :D .
     
  6. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

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    I raised mine up from little guys I got 2.5 years ago, mated them and got 32 young (originally thought I had 30 but found 1 the next day and 1 a few days after that) from my female and I have always kept them on the wet side of moist. The wood in the photo looks wet because it is.
     

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  7. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

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    Randolph, I have some 'formosan sand roaches' or unidentified Taiwan polyphagid that wokrs out as a good feeder to some of my centipedes since it doesn't die and rot if uneaten right away and it doesn't climb or hide very well. The females are brown, wingless and 20-25mm while the males have white and tan wings and are a little bigger. Any idea what the genus or species is?
     
  8. Randolph XX()

    Randolph XX() Arachnoprince Old Timer

    My best guess are ,Pycnoscelus surinamensis, niger,femapterus, but they don't seem to get that big except surinamensis
    Bupolyphaga sinensis is the domestic species which farm in China as herbal medicine source, so there could be Bupolyphaga sp.or Stelaophaga sp
    I'll pm u.
     
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  9. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

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    This is my last post on centipede feeder roaches, PM with more info if possible. Thanks for taking a look. These are adult females, the males show up now and then and die in a few months.
     

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  10. 8 leg wonder

    8 leg wonder Arachnoangel Old Timer


    They look a lot like Byrsotria sp.
     
  11. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

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    No more wild guesses por favor. When I said it's a polyphagid I meant it. Bysotria isn't even the same family.