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What is your dream myriapod?

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

  1. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnoangel

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    Sorry to ask, but I am not in possession of your book anymore. Where was this morph (or the parents of the original pair) collected? Is is N. cf. annularis or N. americanus?
     
  2. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

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    The original parents were normal (collected circa 2000) and it is N. americanus not N. annularis.
     
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  3. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

    Do you have any left from this bloodline? I have a beautiful pale morph but your albino is one of my original attractions to the hobby.
     
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  4. Scolopendra1989

    Scolopendra1989 Arachnosquire

    Scolopendra Gigantea for the sheer fact that it's so large and impressive.

    Scolopendra Polymorpha because it is more within my range of experience and ability to keep properly without escape (HOPEFULLY).
     
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  5. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

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    I still keep a few.
     
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  6. mickiem

    mickiem Arachnoprince Active Member

    I should clarify, my reentry into the hobby.

    Do you foresee having them for sale again?
     
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  7. eggcellent

    eggcellent Arachnopeon

    I hear Scolopendra Polymorpha come in many color morphs :0
    I see a few on bugsincyberspace, they are unfortunately sold out, that I am really hoping either them or someone on this site will have available because I find blue centipedes neat.

    Of course, since they are Native to California I may get a permit to collect some. (and yes, you have to have a permit to catch most species of inverts here uou; )
     
  8. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnoangel

    In SoCal they have bluish polymorpha (some stay turquoise to adulthood but remain very small) and also the legendary aztecorum which could be poly, heros, or its own species. Regardless of its taxonomy, it begins life a slate blue-green and when an adult is an ivory white with a black/navy blue/granite green headplate, one of the most impressive North American centipedes.
     
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  9. eggcellent

    eggcellent Arachnopeon

    Last time I went to socal I think I did see the bluish ones, but I was still more skittish about them. I would love to find out is the aztecorums are their own species, as well as own one myself. But they definitely are impressive.

    This makes me wonder how many myriapods are actually a color morph and not their own species.
     
  10. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    I'm the opposite. I wonder how many colour morphs are actually different species.
     
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  11. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnoangel

    The amount of species with morphs is staggering and to specify each or several of these morphs... Ethmostigmus rubripes becomes Ethmostigmus viricorpus, Ethmostigmus multistriatus.... And E. already has like 40 species! What about the genus Scolopendra? Polymorpha could add 10 new species, subspinipes, at least that many, not to mention dehaani and multidens which have another 5-6 morphs between the two...

    Some serious work need to be done here. Unfortunately, the world has a severe deficit of chilopodologists and myriapodologists in general!
     
  12. 7Fin

    7Fin Arachnoknight

    I already have my dream invert if I'm honest. If I were to choose anything centrobolus would be my first choice... Shame they don't live very long ;w;

    As for something else? (Oh God I wish my vivarium was big enough) Marika's sp. 8 for sure. Either that or a phillipene blue.
     
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  13. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    I'm not saying all colour forms could be different species. It's just that many differ in more factors than just colour.
     
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  14. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    Time to bump this thread, I think! I have a couple more pedes to add to my dream list (and as they're all in Australia, they're technically "gettable" for me).

    Here's a morsitans from the Northern Territory:
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    From: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/18026910

    Another morsitans from South Australia:
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    From: https://www.wildsouthaustralia.info/Centipedes/Scolopendra-morsitans/

    And a rubripes. Best part about this is that it was allegedly found only a couple hours' drive from where I live.
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    From: http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/119001
     
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  15. Jurdon

    Jurdon Arachnosquire Active Member

    Alipes grandidieri is what really got me interested in centipedes, they’re easily my favorite, but in terms of dream animals, I’d love a cherry red dehaani (deehani? dehanni? never been 100% on the spelling with these guys). Something I’d love even more, though it may be leagues less attainable, would be Edentistoma sp. or Sterropristes violaceus, a millipede specialist who lives by the phrase “you are what you eat”, and a little purple ‘pede with the beefiest terminals ever respectively. I’m less impressed by huge pedes, and as seen by 3/4 of my dream ‘pede roster, tend to gravitate towards small ones with odd gimmicks.

    Oh, and I didn’t even mention millipedes! I suppose I’d like to keep more of the common species (scarlets and ivories come to mind, completing the holy trifecta along with my bumblebee millies), but I’ve also always loved feather millipedes.
     
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  16. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Scolopendra paradoxa.
     
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  17. Bob Lee

    Bob Lee Arachnosquire Active Member

    Gigantea is definitely one of them :angelic:... Everyone love giant centipedes.
    And dehaani cherry red, with mint leg or hardwicki. Those are probably my top three.
     
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  18. Polenth

    Polenth Arachnopeon Active Member

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    I like pill millipedes and already have some Glomeris marginata. I'd like Rhopalomeris carnifex and some of the other Glomeris species, so keeping an eye out for people selling them. Zephronia has some interesting stripey species, which I might try when I'm better set up (I'm having a major push towards keeping things cool next year, with window film and an air conditioner, so hopefully that all works out).

    In species native to my area, I'd like to find Ommatoiulus sabulosus. They're small with two bright orange stripes. I just really like stripey critters. http://www.bmig.org.uk/species/Ommatoiulus-sabulosus
     
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  19. VolkswagenBug

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    I'm so jealous of Europeans and your pillipedes...
     
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  20. Dennis Nedry

    Dennis Nedry Arachnobaron Active Member

    I’m pretty sure it’s Scolopendra paradoxa, unless that’s the other of the two newly discovered species from the Phillipines. The other looks basically the same but without the orange bands
     
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