Advertisement I daresay for all you centipede keepers, their amazing predatory behaviour is one significant reason. However, for me, there is more to it than that. They were the very inverts that inspired my love of arthropods, and strengthened my passion for nature overall. My respect for them materialized from the S. gigantea that featured on David Attenborough's Life in the Undergrowth, and my love for them came through the S. morsitans that brightened my days for over six years. They were also the stars of some memorable and humorous moments in my life, with the most recent being the incident with that...teacher. Of course, there are other less personal reasons as well. I love the elegant way they move, in a manner so different from any other invert, in addition to their formidable appearance and behaviour that reflects it. Their often attractive colours and patterns add icing onto the cake. Finally, I can't help but find their faces to be exceptionally cute, almost rivalling those of the salticids. So, what are your reasons? What aspects of centipede appearance/behaviour won you over, and do you have any memorable stories to share?