Biggest most impressive pede in hobby?

morg59jeep

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What species that is available regularly has the most "WOW!" to it?
 

Elytra and Antenna

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I'm going to have to go for any of the Scolopendra heros, the S.heros arizonensis banded picture is attached. The hybrids of course are ultra rare. There are other very nice centipedes like gigantea and hardwickei but chances of acquiring them are slim.
 

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If you ask me, all Scolopendra are very impressive. But I suppose the tiger-leg subspinipes stands out.
 

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For some reason a number of vendors have S. polymorpha large specimens presently. Usually everyone has little ones. Those are actually quite nice and cheap.
 

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I remember when I first saw this pic, easily the most impressive centipede I have ever seen, even if it appears defanged. I heard these black centipedes used to be more common in the trade some time ago. Now I only hear about them in stories about the Galapagos or some island off the coast of northwestern S. America.

 
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Michiel

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OMG, that has to be the fattest, bulkiest Scolo I have seen :eek:
 

Galapoheros

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I remember that pic, I think I will never get it out of my head as long as I live.
 

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I believe that's a color morph of S. gigantea. Someone was selling them a while back for an insane price, iirc.
 

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I thought it was S. viridicornis? Sold by Mark Something on Kingsnake.com a while back.
 

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How does it appear defanged from that picture?
Anyways, to the OP, in my opinion the largest pedes from South America, S. Gigantea, S. Viridicornis, S. galapagoensis, are the most stunning of the big pedes.
But you can add to the list S. Hardwickei!
 

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S.hardwickei one of my favorite

S.subspinipes get fat to
 
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codykrr

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^ tell me about it!:eek:

Sad thing is, not many people offer them and when they do they never seem to have the species I want for a decent price.

I was going to buy a pede last week, then the price doubled overnight.:( I would love to find an S.s. dehaani sumatra green leg.:drool:
 

presurcukr

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^ tell me about it!:eek:

Sad thing is, not many people offer them and when they do they never seem to have the species I want for a decent price.

I was going to buy a pede last week, then the price doubled overnight.:( I would love to find an S.s. dehaani sumatra green leg.:drool:
If you find any S.s. dehaani sumatra green leg let me know as they are at the top of my short list along with Malaysian Jewel .
 

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Yeah..I havent ever seen them offered. I have only seen a few pics. The Malaysian jewel is nice, but IMHO Harwicki is better looking.

My short list goes as follows.

S.s. dehaani sumatra green leg

S.s. hardwiki(spelling?)

Scolopendra heros arizonensis banded

there are a few more, but those are on the TO GET LIST!

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I mean, this is the only pictures I can find of the sexy beast!

:eek:

http://rejang-lebong.blogspot.com/2009/07/scolopendra-subspinipes-dehaani-brandt.html
 

presurcukr

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Yeah..I havent ever seen them offered. I have only seen a few pics. The Malaysian jewel is nice, but IMHO Harwicki is better looking.

My short list goes as follows.

S.s. dehaani sumatra green leg

S.s. hardwiki(spelling?)S.s.hardwickei
Scolopendra heros arizonensis banded

there are a few more, but those are on the TO GET LIST!

---------- Post added at 10:51 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:47 PM ----------

I mean, this is the only pictures I can find of the sexy beast!

:eek:

http://rejang-lebong.blogspot.com/2009/07/scolopendra-subspinipes-dehaani-brandt.html
..........
 

codykrr

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That is just one sexy pede....

I wish I had one...or ten...
 
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