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Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Staehilomyces, Feb 10, 2018.
Haven messaged him yet, haven't had time. I'll be able to soon
One of my two new Kuranda E. rubripes. The other was very freshly molted upon arrival, and as it hid under a clump of sphagnum upon being introduced to the enclosure, I didn't photograph it as I did not want to disturb it.
I already handled one of them, albeit unintentionally, and while they seem very jumpy, I don't think they'll be too much of a problem to socialize.
These two are quite large - the bigger of the two is a little under 15cm BL, and the other one is quite close. Oh, and also, seeing photos will not prepare you for seeing one of these in the flesh. They are simply stunning.
I saw your video, absolutely stunning colours. I need to empty up some space before I get any more pedes, really kicking myself over not getting one
Honestly, their colours in the video are nothing to how they look in real life. I'm sorry you were unable to get one - I'll let you know right away if I see them available again.
Here's another pic. It was taken on my phone, but is probably the photo closest to doing their colours justice.
Just saying, pedes don't exactly take up much room. You might still be able to get some from him.
That thing is amazing. Saw the video earlier but I didn’t expect them to be this pretty.
Wow, the legs are beautiful!
I know, I honestly wasn't prepared for their colours. In the photos sent by the seller (will show them later), the pedes looked nice, but not too remarkable, and put me under the impression that only young Kuranda rubripes were blue. It was quite a shock to see that larger individuals still have the beautiful coloration.
Yeah, same goes for the vast majority of inverts. But I'm running out of space as is and I need to get many of my animals into better enclosures, I get a lot of problems with mould and all sorts of stuff so I'd like to get everything under control before I get any more inverts. I'm also planning on getting either a monitor lizard or a conure so I'm gonna need as much space, money and time as I have for them
Some more pics of my Kuranda rubripes. These do its colours some justice, but mark my words, they look a whole lot better in the flesh.
And here's a pic of one of my tiger form rubripes. This one is currently the only fully socialized and handleable centipede in my collection. I intend to start working with one of the Kurandas (the non-post-molt one) tomorrow.
Wow. Those colors are amazing! I hope handling goes well... having such a beautiful centipede in hand must be quite an experience.
It would be indeed. I'm so happy I've actually gotten the hang of the whole handling thing now. I'd hate not to be able to handle those Kurandas.
My fully socialized tiger E. rubripes.
Just in case you missed it, here is a feeding video of most of my current collection.
Couple more pics, of Gurthang and the smaller of my two Kurandas:
Excellent pics! Question: are those mites a commensal species or parasitic? And sad news my E. sp "Tiger" (african import) escaped in my bug room!!!
I'm pretty sure they're commensal, but I've been trying to get rid of them either way, as they seem to irritate the pede.
Shame that pede escaped, that was a pretty cool looking one. Stay alert, it might show up when you're least expecting it!
Kuranda eating a grape: