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When to seperate pedelings from their mother

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by amateur, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. amateur

    amateur Arachnosquire

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    When can you seperate baby centipedes from their mom?

    Her babies just got their colour and it looked like they were ready to eat, although they are with the mom in the day.

    PS: I think there are like 15-20 of them.
     

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  2. LeFanDesBugs

    LeFanDesBugs Arachnobaron

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    They can be separated right now! They have left their mom :)
     
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  3. amateur

    amateur Arachnosquire

    Woohoo, thanks!

    I tried feeding them now, some of them ran away, is it because it is their first encounter with prey or something?
     
  4. LawnShrimp

    LawnShrimp Arachnoangel Active Member

    Yes, prekilled prey will only be accepted after they get used to smelling it. Babies start taking their first small live prey in a week or so but prekilled is best for plings in my opinion.
     
  5. amateur

    amateur Arachnosquire

    Will try/do that, thanks.
     
  6. Following. My plings are still yellow and gummy looking! Mom cuddles them so gently.
     
  7. amateur

    amateur Arachnosquire

    Congrats, centipede moms are one of the best caring mother animals i've seen
    I think my mother centipede made a tunnel sort of thing, just so that they have a plan B to go to if they get scared etc
     
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  8. amateur

    amateur Arachnosquire

    UPDATE:

    I have seperated the mother and the babies. There are 60 baby centipedes!!! Believe it or not.:eek:
     

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  9. Rhysandfish

    Rhysandfish Arachnoknight

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  10. amateur

    amateur Arachnosquire

    Some people have told me that they could be a 'Cormocephalus'.
    But they also look like this (pic below).
    'scolopendra mutilans'
     

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  11. Rhysandfish

    Rhysandfish Arachnoknight

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    Looks like S. mutilans to me. Great species .
     
  12. amateur

    amateur Arachnosquire

    Great!, thanks for the opinion.
     
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  13. Staehilomyces

    Staehilomyces Arachnoprince Active Member

    I still think they're Cormocephalus. Their cephalic plates don't overlap with the first tergite on the trunk, which rules out anything in the genus Scolopendra.
     
  14. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX Arachnoemperor Active Member

  15. LeFanDesBugs

    LeFanDesBugs Arachnobaron

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    Definitely not mutilans