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Australian Tiger (Ethmostigmus rubripes) Centipede

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by BB8, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. BB8

    BB8 Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I got a better photo tonight. She was in a food coma.
     

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  2. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Awesome pede. Here's mine.
     
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  3. BB8

    BB8 Arachnosquire Active Member

    nice bro, they are almost the same but yours looks fatter :p How long do you think she is? i havnt seen mine moult once... must do it under the hide?
     
  4. BB8

    BB8 Arachnosquire Active Member

    Actually, yours holding a large cricket.... looks identical to mine holding a medium cricket. So i am thinking yours must be around 18cm?
     
  5. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnoangel

    That is an amazing centipede. It looks so muscly and thick compared to morsitans and most other Scolopendra! A good eater I presume.
     
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  6. BB8

    BB8 Arachnosquire Active Member

    Steak :), i heard a story from the guy who started his petstore business selling roadkill in the northern territory. He used to pick up dead roo's and sell the meat. Anyway one day he saw a wedge tail eagle feeding on a carcass on the side of the road... when he went to pick up the carcass he saw a centipede clinging on from underneath. Apparently it was massive close to a foot long and it was feeding on the kangeroo meat (highest protein). I am guessing he was startled and exagerated a bit but a monster none the less.

    Has anyone else heard this story? I think he owns petbarn chain or something

     
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  7. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

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    I really like this species. Awesome post!
     
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  8. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    I actually though it was that big when I first got it, but once I measured it, it turned out to be only 14.5cm BL. Smaller than I thought, but on the plus side, it means I'll probably have many good years left with it.
     
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  9. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Also, I believe the reason it's so fat it because it was overfed by its old owner. He had no ill intentions, but he never wanted the pede in the first place, and didn't know how to look after one. It was fed three crickets a day.
     
  10. James Oswald

    James Oswald Arachnopeon

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    I have a juvenile bought about 3 months ago this is an older photo he is about 1 1/2 cm longer.
     
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  11. BB8

    BB8 Arachnosquire Active Member

    How are you finding its reactivness
     
  12. James Oswald

    James Oswald Arachnopeon

    Skiddish
     
  13. Holyhellgrammite

    Holyhellgrammite Arachnopeon

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    Here's mine, it is a E Rubripes but it was sold to me as Morsitans
     

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  14. Lithobius

    Lithobius Arachnosquire

    Those eggs!!!!!!! :O
     
  15. Holyhellgrammite

    Holyhellgrammite Arachnopeon

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    Right!???? There's about 30 that I could see right off the bat, 25 to 30
     
  16. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Good luck with those! Make sure not to disturb her.

    Roughly how big is she? My biggest measures 16cm body-length (without antennae/terminal legs). I said it was 14-15cm earlier in this thread, but that was because I measured it while it was contracted.
     
  17. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Did that pede lay recently? I've never heard of a pede dropping eggs in winter.
     
  18. patrick nimbs

    patrick nimbs Arachnosquire Active Member

    I have a specimen of that species that is identical to the one that you have and it moulted under its hideout. It is now 16 cm in length (exc.. antennae).