baby featherlegs

fatbloke

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i have got a problem regarding baby featherlegs :? most have left the mother but some are still hanging around her i need some info as to is it safe to remove the babies yet or do i have to wait till they have all left the mothers side

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MrDeranged

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Personally, I would remove the ones that have dispersed, but leave the ones that are still with the mother. They may need to molt before they're able to disperse..... Tough call though...

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Carl Sandefer mentioned in his Scolopendra book that the baby pedes start to cannibalize each other around 27-30 days... of course, that's a different genus entirely than your Alipes sp., but still, the same rule of thumb may be valid in this case. I also wouldn't leave them with the mother too long either, as there have been cases of the offspring cannibalizing the mother, thought this seems to be kind of rare.
 
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