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What is your dream myriapod?

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

  1. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Scolopendra hardwickei, scolopendra paradoxa, scolopendra sp ‘mint legs’, scolopendra gigantea (even though I have one at the moment). I also want to catch my own scolopendra heros.
     
  2. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince

    The Haitian Red Form of S alternans is one I really want.
     
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  3. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Yes! I saw one at an expo a while back. If I had the cash, I would’ve bought it.
     
  4. Pilate

    Pilate Arachnopeon

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    Giant pill millipede, but I have rhopalomeris which was one of my dream millipede. I am obsessed with them
     
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  5. Teds ts and Inverts

    Teds ts and Inverts Arachnoknight Active Member

    Scolopendra dehaani “flame leg” are very cool looking, but they’re WAY too venomous and ill-tempered for my dad to let me buy one. Oh well, until I move out, lol. I definitely want a S. gigantea as well (but doesn’t everyone? lol), but they’re quite expensive for a pede. Hopefully I could get one as a Christmas gift :) I also really want a Scolopendra sp. “Red Giant Hispaniola”, but can’t seem to find anyone that has them in the states.
     
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  6. Scoly

    Scoly Arachnobaron Active Member

    My dream myriapod is a giant centipede which doesn't bite, has 12 colour settings, answers my emails and does my dishes (you did say dream myriapod...) Failing that, I've just acquired a Red Giant Scolopendra alternans, which I've wanted for a long time.

    (Ps: The second photo is not taken by me, credits got to @Salvador, but it shows the trick I use to make ventilation holes: I heat a fork over a flame and poke 4 holes at a time. If you were to mark out your lines first you'd get a much neater pattern, but I wasn't fussed.)

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  7. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    Still reckon a soldering iron is neater and quicker.
     
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  8. Scoly

    Scoly Arachnobaron Active Member

    You are probably correct, I need to get myself one of those...
     
  9. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    Definitely although don't buy a £7 one. They give up if you have to make a lot of holes in 1 sitting.
     
  10. Teds ts and Inverts

    Teds ts and Inverts Arachnoknight Active Member

    Where did you get yours?
     
  11. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince Active Member

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    Does the plastic not damage the iron? That's one reason I haven't tried it yet.
     
  12. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoking Active Member

    No. Well it hasn't to my current iron and I've done loads of holes. It ruined a cheap soldering iron though in 1 long use.
     
  13. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnobaron Active Member

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    Just to add to the thread -- I stopped using drill on *any* plastic or acrylic. The solder gun works much better on acrylic as well as plastic bins. Just don't breathe the fumes.....and IMHO the cheapest solder gun will do, I mean, you're not using it daily (likely), just a few holes on a few cages at a time.
     
  14. Scoly

    Scoly Arachnobaron Active Member

    I'm in the UK. This one came from The Spider Shop. This is the first time I've seen them for sale in Europe from anyone other than Thorsten (scolopender.de).
     
  15. Teds ts and Inverts

    Teds ts and Inverts Arachnoknight Active Member

    Alrighty, and thx! Congrats and good luck with your new pede! Wish the Red Giants were available more often in the states, I can’t seem to find them anywhere, lol.
     
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  16. REEFSPIDER

    REEFSPIDER Arachnobaron Active Member

    A bit off track i know, but this is my choice 'hole maker' no heat required makes holes in plastic from a pin hole size all the way up to like 1/2 of an inch (12.7mm for my metric folks) burned holes look bad to me personally and these give a clean uniform circular hole every time. Its known as a hobby reamer or body reamer no more than 10 dollars, typically used for putting holes in lexan R/c car shells. Yet another money pit hobby cheers. 1542609382078246759813.jpg
     
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  17. SonsofArachne

    SonsofArachne Arachnolord Active Member

    Scolopendra hardwickei Very rarely for sale in the US and very expensive when they are.