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Trying to find a Scolopendra in Borneo

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by Reuben, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Reuben

    Reuben Arachnopeon

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    So I have moved to Borneo and will be living here for the next 6 months, and I bought a 2ft fish tank, have filled the tank with everything a Scolopendra would need, now I just need to catch one.

    I have been out for hours looking under big stones and large logs, found several Heterometrus sp. scorpions, but no Scolopendras.

    Does anyone have any advice as to where I should be looking exactly? I would have assumed under log piles, fallen trees and large rocks would have been the right place but I haven't found a single one.

    I live in a rural area here, close to some dense jungle areas just to let you know.

    Thanks in advance for any advice on how to find one.
     
  2. LeFanDesBugs

    LeFanDesBugs Arachnobaron

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    Hey. Most bornean pedes are arboreal. Try searching at night on large trunks or even near them.
     
  3. LeFanDesBugs

    LeFanDesBugs Arachnobaron

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    Try to get a Borneo black like mine. They are gorgeous.
     
  4. Reuben

    Reuben Arachnopeon

    Oh really? I had no idea they were mostly arboreal. I thought of all Scolopendras as being terrestrial/burrowers.

    That could explain why after hours of searching under rocks/logs and in burrows/crevices I still haven't found a single one
     
  5. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Man I envy you :)

    Not for the 'pede search only, but because I'm an antique/art collector, and my Borneo masks are amazing. I love those real ancient, so not the 'tourist crap' traps at all, artifacts.

    Good luck for your quest :kiss: