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New centipede!

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Dennis Nedry, Dec 5, 2017.

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    I've FINALLY got my first E. rubripes and I'm do happy right now. Shipped well, decently sized (still not mature which is good) and very active. Has already destroyed a medium woodie and is settling in nicely.
    The seller has already sexed it as male though I'm not really thinking about breeding in the foreseeable future.

    Funny story about unboxing it, it sort of shocked me in terms of aggression and speed. Nothing like Cornocephalus or any pede I've seen in person at all. It was sitting there all calm being prodded and poked and nudged as I tried to convince it to enter the new enclosure, then all of a sudden it exploded and swung its head in the air looking for something to bite. I may have been shaking a bit :hilarious:

    Here he is, you can see the relative size next to a halved terracotta pot:
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    Quite dark in colour, much darker than the ones the seller's pics. Maybe he got several "tiger form" centipedes from different localities? IMO the dark one looks amazing so I'm happy there
     
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  2. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Great pede, and yes, they usually put up with a bit of prodding before exploding.
     
  3. Yeah, thankfully the enclosure was big enough for me to just put the container it was shipped in into it and too tall for the pede to escape. I'm waiting to see if it'll eat another roach (before anybody freaks out about over feeding these roaches are slightly smaller than the pede's head)
     
  4. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnoangel

    He's a handsome fellow! I agree that (though I've never met one) Ethmos seem like moody 'pedes, that are neither always aggressive nor always docile. Good luck with him!
     
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  5. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Does this one have a dark greenish tinge, or is it like Gothmog in terms of colour? From the photo, it appears to be the former.
     
  6. It's got a little bit of olive colouration, but otherwise i think it's pretty similar to Gothmog in appearance
     
  7. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Ah, thought so. I don't know exactly where they're from, but I think somewhere in QLD.
    Gothmog has no olive shades, except for a very faint green tinge in the legs, which becomes more obvious towards the back.
     
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  8. The seller is in Queensland so I'd say they're from Queensland
     
  9. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Did you manage to get any more pics? Also, who is the seller? Can you post a link?
     
  10. It's stayed buried in the sub for some time and has completely covered it's hide with substrate so I haven't been able to get very many photos, I took these just now
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    I'll try an get a link when I can, seller is a guy named Alex from Robina on gumtree
     
  11. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Oh, I just looked at one of his sale posts yesterday. I'm already in contact with someone who sells big tiger E. rubripes for much cheaper prices, though I'd love to find one of those darker olive variants.
     
  12. Yeah, 40 bucks is a bit expensive for me but it's a really nice coloured pede which I haven't seen before so I took it
     
  13. Scoly

    Scoly Arachnoknight Active Member

    By woodie do you mean a woodlouse? Most of my pede cages have woodlice in them as part of the clean up crew and the pedes never touch them...
     
  14. Woodies are a species of wood roach. They're the most common feeder roach here
     
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  15. Update: I've managed to get him to eat fruit, he ignored the grape at first but now he's happily munching away
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  16. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnoangel

    'Pedes eating fruit is great, and a funny thing for most to see at first!
     
  17. It is funny! He's so delicate with the fruit compared to a cockroach, and he's taking forever to eat it
    image.jpeg Still eating away. He's barely made a dent in it, got a feeling that he's just "licking" juice off it
     
  18. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    They tend to tuck in after a while. That's how Azog eats fruit anyway. I haven't given fruit to the other pedes yet.
     
  19. Even if he hunkers down in the substrate I should still be able to see him, he's normally visible from the sides of the enclosure. I've gotta try this with my two cormocephalus some time, but I haven't seen either in a couple weeks. I think they're moulting.
     
  20. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Just asking, roughly how big is this pede? I'm trying to get an idea of the average size of E. rubripes.