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Video: Centipede goes up my sleeve!

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Staehilomyces, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Here's a (rather long) video of me setting up new enclosures for Azog and a juvenile green E. rubripes; fortunately, it was the latter that went up my sleeve. I probably spoke a little too much for some people's liking, however, for this kind of video, I believe it is necessary to speak more often than say, a feeding video.
    Azog behaved very well; I think my struggles with it were predominantly due to poor technique (now I've just got to give Gothmog another go).
    Anyway, enjoy the new vid!
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  2. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

    Good job! I don't think you talk too much at all. I think you speak clearly and professionally. Very articulate. This is good to help others to understand how quickly a pede can decide to go in a different direction. Thanks for sharing!
  3. ShyDragoness

    ShyDragoness Arachnoknight

    More! More! My favorite video so far!
  4. Camman1983

    Camman1983 Arachnosquire

    That first pede is awesome.

    How close to bin did you get the label?
  5. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

    Yes, your best! You are showing something very helpful in the rehousing but then you also show how to stay cool during a "situation".
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  6. Robert Green

    Robert Green Arachnopeon

  7. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    A metre above it (I'm pretty uncoordinated :/)

    Also, thanks to everyone who says this is my best video - I'm so glad to hear I'm improving. And don't worry, there's more to come.
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  8. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnoangel

    Well done! Sleeving is my nightmare. I've had roaches and Scutigera go up my sleeves before; but both of those were less than 2cm and don't give venomous bites.
  9. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Thanks! To be honest, I'd rather it have been Azog. In spite of what I have said in previous threads, Azog does seem to be well socialised after all. Plus, it's large size means I would've been able to tell where it was at all times, unlike this small pede, which I could barely feel.
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  10. Scoly

    Scoly Arachnoknight Active Member

    Really funny video too. I don't know how you avoided getting tagged by the smaller one though...
  11. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Glad you found it entertaining, and yes, I'm surprised (and relieved) that the little one didn't tag me. That being said, I'm glad it was just a juvenile.
  12. Salvador

    Salvador Arachnosquire

    It must be said, Azog is an amazing looking animal in great condition. Very well presented video. I've been thinking of doing some myself, but don't quite have the confidence in myself or my voice to be a "host", so you need a big thumbs up for that.
  13. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Thanks! Azog actually has a slight kite infestation; I got the mobile ones off its spiracles, but the immobile hypopus mites remain. Are they likely to cause any harm?
  14. Coolherper

    Coolherper Arachnopeon

    That's really impressive!
  15. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Thanks! Another one of my centipedes is calming down nicely, so you should expect another handling video soon!