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Looking for Keys to Ethmostigmus centipedes

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Curiosipede, May 16, 2018.

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    Hey title kinda says it all I need to properly ID some ethmostigmus centipedes from an unspecified collection locale and need some keys to help me out.
  2. 7Fin

    7Fin Arachnoknight

    @Staehilomyces ? He's pretty well versed with Ethmostigus, he might be able to help. >w>
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  3. Thanks!
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    Aaaaw his inbox is full. Lol.
  5. dragonfire1577

    dragonfire1577 Arachnobaron Active Member

    I believe he is pretty specialized in australian Ethmostigmus so it depends on where these are from, since it says unspecified in the OP do we at least know continent?
  6. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    I wouldn't call myself a specialist haha; just someone who keeps many and immensely enjoys them (well, except for the fact that they treat my fingers like chew-toys). I think it's plausible that there are rubripes in Africa - after all, morsitans are in Australia and Africa. However, I don't even know the non-distributional differences between rubripes and trigo, so I would not be able to differentiate between the two without knowledge of where the pede in question was found.
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  7. Yea i dont have any collection locale information unfortunately, i just know they were originally exported out of ghana. Ill be taking pictures of the terminal area, some tarsal areas, and the toothplate when i sex them. So. Sometime in the next few hours i hope to have that uploaded
  8. And i agree about rubripes and banded trigonopodus being difficult to differentiate. From pictures around the web im having difficulty telling what separates them xD
  9. I was hoping to be able to just find a classification keys paper or something, i have a bunch of files on scolopendra classification but none on ethmos
  10. So, my camera is trash, i guess. *sigh* i have genitalia photos tho. 20180516_193751.jpg Screenshot_20180516-193531_Video Player.jpg

    When theyve grown a bit ill knock em out again and get better pics of differentiating features.
  11. If theyre anything like kenyan blue legs, i have two females
  12. Lithobius

    Lithobius Arachnosquire

    I'm curious too, there have been a couple "ghana" unidentified centipedes floating around lately.
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  13. Rhysandfish

    Rhysandfish Arachnoknight Active Member

    Picking up my pair of these today. Hopefully they’re still alive after getting lost in the mail. :grumpy:
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  14. I bought 3. They will absolutely DRY UP if they aren't kept almost wet btw. Lost 2 out of my 3 sadly. My last one is maybe 3" max, and isn't growing anymore.