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SAVE the captive bred SCOLOPENDRA HARDWICKEI population!

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by tom cabuy, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. tom cabuy

    tom cabuy Arachnopeon

    Dear all,

    It has been years since I visited this forum (sorry for that and a big up for this still lively forum)
    To enlarge my cry for attention on facebook. I will post this here also.

    Small introduction again:
    I am Tom, living in Belgium. Since 2013 I am breeding Scolopendra hardwickei. As a ecologist I was interested in animals since I was born. At the age of 15 I started keeping tarantula's. In 2012 I got into keeping Scolopendra sp.

    So here it comes:

    SAVE the captive bred SCOLOPENDRA HARDWICKEI population... if you have animals above 12 cm contact me and work together with me to safeguard this species from extinction in the hobby culture!
    With 4 years of experience (2013-2014-2016-2017) and 4 females ready I can fix the next generation in 2018. But not without a male.
    Offering 50% from the offspring if you are the person that can provide me a male!

    Interested in my work (i made this album public for this occasion. So people without fb are able to see it also): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151246414244437.480733.831289436&type=1&l=742368ed82

    breeding hardwickei.jpg
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  2. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    Didn't know that they were (particularly, I mean) at risk. I mean, not like certain Poecilotheria species could be, in Sri Lanka etc.

    Sadly I don't have a 1.0 specimen at the moment... a couple of years ago they were more available here in Italy, nowadays is most likely S.subspinipes, S.dehaani etc or our native S.cingulata.

    In Germany there is no one, btw, with a male, that can help you? Have you asked to Thorsten Trapp etc?

    However, amazing project :)
  3. tom cabuy

    tom cabuy Arachnopeon

    Last Hamm exhibition (last weekend) I found a male from my own clutch in 2016. Ready to mate. But then disaster happens, the male get stucked in his molt Tuesday.

    I am mainly focusing on UK members. In 2016 their were more then 5 clutches in UK, their must be people still having one that I can not reach through facebook.
  4. Man that's sucks having your male stuck in a moult, update us if you find a male! I wish this species was legal here
  5. tom cabuy

    tom cabuy Arachnopeon

    For your informaton I found a male. So with some luck their will be offspring again this year
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  6. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    I’d love to see more of this species in the hobby.
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  7. tom cabuy

    tom cabuy Arachnopeon

    Offspring 2018 is a fact. These are picture from mid september.

    About the last picture: 3 captive bred generations in 1 capture (2018-2017-2016) 41603530_10156599525704437_478081348112744448_o.jpg 41654945_10156599525344437_2576664160632832000_o.jpg 43342721_10156655118439437_6243773784180916224_o.jpg
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  8. buzz182

    buzz182 Arachnosquire

    thanks for the update, great pics Tom.
  9. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

    Such good pictures! Thank you for keeping them alive in the hobby. Wish I could find them in the U.S.
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  10. Sarkhan42

    Sarkhan42 Arachnolord

    Agreed! The only time I've ever seen one for sale here was an adult female for $700+ at an expo.
  11. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking Active Member

    Same here, and I know the guy who now owns it. ;) Shoulda bought it when I had the opportunity.
  12. AZCeptipede

    AZCeptipede Arachnosquire

    Amazing, it makes me glad to see breeding projects like this keeping cb populations in the hobby. Like others have mentioned, I wish we could get Hardwickei in the US.