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Scolopendra gigantea white leg socialization

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Ratmosphere, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    She’s calming down a lot. She’s like my little venomous dog! Haha.

     
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  2. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Part 2. Sorry if my posts are getting annoying but I'm pretty happy with what I've accomplished.
     
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  3. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnobaron Active Member

    How did you get all those legs onto a baby ball python? :happy:

    Wow, that's a calm 'pede! Wish you luck with her and the others!
     
  4. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    The moment you all have been waiting for: the handling. Went well and I’m happy with the result!

     
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  5. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnobaron Active Member

    :nailbiting:

    You got this thing last week and you can pick it up already?!?!??!!? That's just unfair. :)

    I guess New World 'pedes have much nicer temperaments than Asian ones. I gotta see about getting one of these things...
     
  6. LeFanDesBugs

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    They do. :p

    Very nice job @Ratmosphere. Beautiful pedes as well.
     
  7. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    Aw, she's cute! How long do S. gigantea live? The more I see 'pedes around here, the more I want one. Even if all their legs are still freaky as heck.
     
  8. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    I hear around 5-7 years.
     
  9. LeFanDesBugs

    LeFanDesBugs Arachnobaron Active Member

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    As a side note this is a very short lifespan for a centipede. Some live for 15+ years
     
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  10. Ratmosphere

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    When I first got her she was very flighty, bitey towards the tongs, and terminals up if the enclosure was disturbed. It just took a few hours a day after work and it ended up going well! Making sure she was well fed helped a lot too.
     
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  11. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoangel Active Member

    I doubt that they'd only live for 5-7 years from pling to death. Most internet info regarding pede lifespan is a little out of date. I'd say 10-15 would be more accurate.
     
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  12. Ratmosphere

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    Hey if that's the truth then that's even better, I just always heard 5-7 years is standard for them.
     
  13. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    Is this the gigantea you just sold?! I hope not.
     
  14. Ratmosphere

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    Na, I had 2. Can't get rid of the calm one haha.
     
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  15. miss moxie

    miss moxie Arachnoprince Active Member

    Good. Though, you might be able to make a killing as a centipede whisperer, calming specimens down and then selling them. :hilarious:
     
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  16. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Seems that you are a 'natural' for 'pedes, man. Impressive.
     
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  17. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoangel Active Member

    A week is actually normal socialisation time for the more docile pedes. That's roughly how long it took me with my old S. morsitans.
     
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  18. micheldied

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    I just pick them up out of the box.
     

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  19. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    We know, Michel. We know.
     
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