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Name of this species? Found in Ca

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Cristian22, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Cristian22

    Cristian22 Arachnopeon

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    What is the name of this species? I found it on my bathroom floor half alive? I live in ca if that helps.
     

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  2. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnobaron Active Member

    Scolopendra polymorpha.
     
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  3. Cristian22

    Cristian22 Arachnopeon

    I thought so thanks, wasn't really sure
     
  4. Bunyan van Asten

    Bunyan van Asten Arachnosquire Active Member

    Die anything habben to it?
     
  5. Aquarimax

    Aquarimax Arachnobaron Active Member

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    I just spent several days in California, and took every opportunity to flip rocks, both within the city and out in the desert, and didn't find a single Polymorpha. Your are lucky that one came to find you. Is it doing ok?
     
  6. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnobaron Active Member

  7. Cristian22

    Cristian22 Arachnopeon

    Unfortunately no it died It was already dying when I found it. This is actually the 2nd one I found here where I live the other one was much bigger and more alive tried to bite me when I picked it up with a paper napkin. Luckily I didn't get bit , this was 2 years ago before I got into keeping pets especially arachnids
     
  8. arachnothing

    arachnothing Arachnopeon

    While they surely occur elsewhere, I have better luck in places with some elevation. Avoid the beaten paths, they do. Stones with lichen on them in their arid habitats is an indication that the elusive moisture they need is beneath, and yield the best results for me.
     
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  9. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnobaron Active Member

    Yeah. Near water also yields good results.