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What is your dream myriapod?

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

  1. Euscorpius

    Euscorpius Arachnopeon

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    The SA giants, hardwickei and mint legs, definitely.
    As of now, however, I'm more into native European species, or exotic species that can stand low winter temperatures. Unfortunately I live in a region where even the Italian Scolopendra cingulata is a rare find, and the one I have is a CB pling from the Balkan population. I plan on keeping more of them, and maybe S. polymorpha if I find it at shows.
    Also I want so bad a centipede from the Plutoniumidae family. In certain southern parts of Italy we have Plutonium zwierleini, that is like a cingulata with no eyes. We know something around 50 spottings of this species, and they often are dead specimens, so it is unlikely I will ever find one alive. The really thick and short terminal legs of those centipedes are specialised in manipulating prey and dragging it into their burrows.
     
  2. Pinchednerve

    Pinchednerve Arachnosquire Active Member

    Scolopendra gigantea is my most wanted centipede, and still looking
     
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  3. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking

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    Came back to add Scolopendra hardwickei to the list.
     
  4. Pinchednerve

    Pinchednerve Arachnosquire Active Member

    nice choice
     
  5. IMG_2600.JPG Came back to add this morsitans to my list
     
  6. Pinchednerve

    Pinchednerve Arachnosquire Active Member

    thats beautiful
     
  7. KevinsWither

    KevinsWither Arachnolord

    I want scolopendra gigantea tbh.
     
  8. vyadha

    vyadha Arachnosquire

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    I got lucky being so new, i was able to get a white legs and quite a few heros colorforms.
    S. hardwickei and the black galap or “black gigantea” are what i want now
     
  9. Pinchednerve

    Pinchednerve Arachnosquire Active Member

    very nice...sound like a really nice collection
     
  10. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Arachnodemon Active Member

    Any big scolopendra or millipede. I’ve yet to keep them and they seem to becoming more common(millipedes at least).
     
  11. vyadha

    vyadha Arachnosquire

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    Thanks! The white legs has really grown on me. I want a few more heros as well but the gf is at her limit with six 5”+ pedes in the guest room
     
  12. Pinchednerve

    Pinchednerve Arachnosquire Active Member

    I'm still wanting to work with S. Gigantea, I'm just concerned about what cage would be beast and what would be the safest way to provide heat
     
  13. Teds ts and Inverts

    Teds ts and Inverts Arachnoknight Active Member

    Quite honestly, room temperature will be just fine :)
     
  14. Pinchednerve

    Pinchednerve Arachnosquire Active Member

    I have a line on a decently priced S.Gigantea an d the only thing holding me back is that I want to make sure I set it up properly, Ive been keeping an asian centipede for the last 2 months and its doing well. do we keep S Gigantea dryer or more on the moist side? Keeping it room temp dosent prove to be a problem...lol
    thank you ~Jack
     
  15. Greasylake

    Greasylake Arachnoprince

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    White legs should be kept on the drier side
     
  16. Pinchednerve

    Pinchednerve Arachnosquire Active Member

    thank you ~Jack
     
  17. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Worth the wait. Absolutely stunning pedes.

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  18. Pinchednerve

    Pinchednerve Arachnosquire Active Member

     
  19. Pinchednerve

    Pinchednerve Arachnosquire Active Member

    that is a beautiful centipede...what a great choice
     
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  20. Teds ts and Inverts

    Teds ts and Inverts Arachnoknight Active Member

    Contrary to the common name of “Amazon Giant Centipede”, they are actually from the grasslands of Peru, so they should be kept on the drier side. And since they come from grasslands, they would definitely appreciate some sphagnum moss to rest on.