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Molt Question

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Scorpion1998100, Oct 8, 2011.

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    I have searched this but did not find an answer. Do centipdes (Scolopendra) have a final or ultimate molt? If so, how many times do they molt in a lifetime?
     
  2. KyuZo

    KyuZo Arachnoprince

    no ultimate molt. they can start to mate when they are around 75-80% of their adult size. i don't have an answer for your second question.
     
  3. micheldied

    micheldied Arachnoprince

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    I don't think that's true, I've seen some species bear clutches at 50%, sometimes less, than their adult sizes.
     
  4. KyuZo

    KyuZo Arachnoprince

    you might be right. what i stated above is based off of my personal experience. I had only paired up a few pedes this year.