Advertisement After thinking I had been going so well with handling Azog, my Ethmostigmus rubripes, especially considering its initial temperament, I have come to the decision to stop attempting to interact with this pede. A couple of days ago, when I was conducting my usual procedure of touching the head before moving further along the body and picking the pede up, Azog spun around and gave me a very quick, glancing blow with one of its forcipules. It wasn't an enormous amount of pain, but this glancing hit was significantly more painful than the bite I took last year from an E. cf rubripes, and that one got me with both forcipules and held on for a second. Considering I had been working with Azog for almost six months, not to mention the fact that its temperament goes back and forth in a manner I never saw with my old S. morsitans, or any of the socialised pedes on 256colors' and Centipede Whisperer's IG posts, I came to the conclusion that I was wasting my time with this pede. I may still handle it on occasion, but it's just too unpredictable for frequent handling. Thus, it has also pushed back the centipede anatomy video I was planning to film. On the plus side, Gothmog, my new dark banded E. rubripes, seems like a much easier customer. It's only slightly smaller than Azog (~15cm BL), and while quite jumpy and excessively prone to test biting, it seems to be a lot more "normal" for a pede in terms of temperament. Today was my second time interacting with it. It seemed quite agitated for some reason, but when I started to pet it behind the head, it whipped one of its antennae back, tapped my finger for a couple of seconds, and then sat still. While it is smaller than Azog, it is nonetheless a pretty impressive pede, so hopefully I'll be able to get this pede as docile as my S. morsitans was.