b. lateralis too fast for young scolopendra?

musihuto

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hi,

i was wondering if anyone else has had issues with small (like 2") scolopendra pedelings being unable to catch lateralis nymphs because lateralis move too damn fast?
basically, i had a 2" s. subspinipes that didn't eat for a month, continuously had a lateralis nymph with it, then i decided to crush the nymph, and it went for it immediately.

thanks! :D
- munis
 

cacoseraph

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kind of

scolos are not very good hunters, all things considered. i pretty much headcrush/wound all the roaches i feed them

i think the lateralis get fast the soonest as temps go from "winter" levels up to summer levels. i always have an annoying period of adjustment where i am not quite up to their speed for a while
 

musihuto

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hmmm!
good to know i don't have a specifically gimpy pede on my hands!
i guess as soon as it gets a bit bigger i'll switch to a larger and slower feeder species! anyways, thanks for the info...

cheers! :D
- munis
 
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