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Your opinions on the Blue-Ringed

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Hoosier, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. Hoosier

    Hoosier Arachnobaron Old Timer


    I've been keeping scorps, but I'm thinking about buying my first pede. I was wondering how active these guys really are. Are they secretive? How hardy are they? Can you watch them feed on prey? Thanks any comments on your experience with this sp. would be helpful

    BTW: I think the scientific name is scolopendra mortisans
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2005
  2. senor ocho

    senor ocho Arachnosquire

    They're awesome pedes! Very robust and aggressive feeders. They're also generally visible and relatively easy to deal with (for a pede!)
    They get a respectable size, up to 7" and are quite attractive.
    We'll have many to choose from in San Diego this weekend.
  3. brigebane

    brigebane Arachnoprince Old Timer

    My thoughts exactly; my bluering is by far the favorite pede of mine because he's normally out in the open and eats quite well. Also an attractive pede in my opinion.
  4. ...not to be confused with the Tanzanian Blue Legged centipede, who seems to be quite secretive, although better looking (if you ever get a chance to see him). I've had a blue-legger for about a month and seen him maybe three times in that period. Go with the Blue-Ringed.