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Pls help id scolopendra!!

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Amos aranha, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Amos aranha

    Amos aranha Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Pls ppl help id and teachme how to take care of her. I found her today
     

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  2. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I don’t know what species this is however centipedes are prone to desiccation. You need to get it some substrate and keep it moist. This allows it to burrow also so it can feel secure. Also something for it to hide under is good, this can be leaf litter or wood for example. You can use a bottle cap also as a water dish. No heating or light should be required. You can feed it insects or raw or cooked meat (as long as it isn’t seasoned) but insects should be its staple diet. Feel free to ask more questions though or correct me if I am wrong.
     
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  3. Galapoheros

    Galapoheros ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    You should be able to find some awesome pedes there, but carry a gun.
     
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  4. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnolord Active Member

    This looks like an adult of Cryptops or Scolopocryptops. Keep the substrate moist; you can probably use natural soil for these smaller species. Feed once a week, or less if the centipede gets fat.
     
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  5. Amos aranha

    Amos aranha Arachnosquire Active Member

    She died. Dont know why she was strangevand begin to get weaker so i gave her to ma frog eat
     
  6. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Centipedes can dry out in a few hours I’ve heard.
     
  7. Amos aranha

    Amos aranha Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Believe that the problem here was excess of humidity in air
     
  8. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnosquire Active Member

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    Did you give it substrate to burrow in? Also did the enclosure become warm? I do not think high humidity can kill a centipede so fast.
     
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  9. Amos aranha

    Amos aranha Arachnosquire Active Member

    Yes was warm and lots of earth i noticed she begin loosing legs, begining to think it was a undeground wild cokrooache taht came togethee in substrat i bring hee for spairy to eat my t
     
  10. Smokehound714

    Smokehound714 Arachnoking Active Member

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    Looks like a young scolopocryptops, a blind subterranean genus that requires humidity and darkness. light itself stresses them literally to death. when kept right, they stay just below the surface and pull prey down and seldom emerge unless the ground is so saturated that they'd die otherwise.
     
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  11. Scoly

    Scoly Arachnosquire

    How warm did you keep it? Most centipedes do not like high temperatures!
     
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  12. Amos aranha

    Amos aranha Arachnosquire Active Member