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What is your dream myriapod?

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by eggcellent, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. eggcellent

    eggcellent Arachnopeon

    Soooo I don't really know any local people who are into these guys, though slowly converting some.
    And I always enjoy see people's favorites. Since there is bound to be multiple favs, I will propose something like this;

    Currently Hunting for;
    Currently out of my budget range;
    Absolutely Impossible to keep;

    I will go first
  2. Okay...

    Within Australia (none of these are my photos):
    Kuranda Ethmostigmus rubripes

    Black-headed E. rubripes
    Red body/blue-legged Scolopendra morsitans

    Outside of Australia, my dream pede would have to be this one:
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  3. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I'm extremely fortunate after around 20 years to finally owning my dream pede.

    Scolopendra viridicornis. Worth the wait.


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  4. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

  5. I don't know. It's from the Philippenes. On the plus side, I might be getting one of those Kuranda E. rubripes soon; the Minibeast Wildlife bug shop breeds them.
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  6. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    Wow - great shots of a gorgeous 'pede!
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  7. chanda

    chanda Arachnoprince Active Member

    My current "dream pede" is Scolopendra heros - an altogether achievable goal, since I visit by brother in Arizona several times a year. I saw a 3 or 4 inch pedeling last month when I was in Payson hunting Dynastes grantii but unfortunately was unable to catch it before it got down a hole under a rock. I actually had it in my hand for a split second - but I was afraid of hurting it by grabbing too tightly and it got away.

    My other (unlikely to ever happen) dream would be one of those really colorful Polydesmids such as a Xystodesmidae sp. or the gorgeous blue millipede, Pararhachistes potosinus. I don't believe Pararhachistes potosinus is available in the hobby trade - and even if it were, it's unlikely I'd be able to replicate the conditions of the high altitude cloud forests that it lives in and keep it alive. Even the local Polydesmids - which I have sometimes seen offered for sale and which I might be able to find on my own - are supposed to be difficult to keep alive in captivity. I probably wouldn't buy one, but if I found one just crawling around I'd be severely tempted to try keeping it anyway.
  8. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Thank you.
  9. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Tracked down a pic on Instagram after looking for a while. Scolopendra sp unknown. NOOOOOOOO!!!
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  10. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnoangel

    Scolopendra sp. 'Philippine Queen' (as I call them) comes in a black body w/blue legs, orange antennae or orange striped body, blue legs, orange antennae, and then there is an all-blue morph.

    As for millipedes, I want these but nobody knows what they are:
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  11. Wow, that millipede's a stunner, but are you sure those two pics both show the same species? The reds and orange/yellows are distributed differently.
  12. Marika

    Marika Arachnobaron Active Member

    Zoosphaerium neptunus (giant pill millipede), but they are too difficult to keep.
  13. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking

    Scolopendra galapagoensis.
  14. Kjoygray

    Kjoygray Arachnopeon

    Currently: Scolopendra heros

    Out of my budget range/impossible: Scolopendra gigantea. I know they pop up for sale occasionally, but I don't think I'll ever be able to spend $350 on a centipede. I'd also only want to buy captive bred which can't be too common.
  15. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Had a juvenile one of those.
  16. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking

  17. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Sold it along with my Hispanola giant red and all my inverts bar 2.
  18. VolkswagenBug

    VolkswagenBug Arachnobaron Active Member

    Spirostreptus sp. 8 or Anastreptus sp.
  19. eggcellent

    eggcellent Arachnopeon

    Oh my gosh, there are so many beautiful centipedes :0
    I knew mills came in a ton of colors but I am not that knowledgeable of centipedes.

    Woah...they remind me of snakes with how they initially catch their prey.
    I have no idea why they give me the chills though. I think it is the jaws.
    They are super pretty creatures regardless.
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  20. eggcellent

    eggcellent Arachnopeon

    Isn't the bottom one just referred to as 'Mint legged centipede'?
    It looks similiar to said one. I keep seeing it listed as that.
    They are usually 200 USD - 300 USD