can any one post some pics

8 leg wonder

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Griot said:
@danread...

there are some more pics from my blue leg to see under www.scolopendra.de

I try to make some more pics, but the female one is still under the substrate and she never came out sience more than 4 weeks.
Maybee shes laying eggs....so I won`t disturb.

what did you mean with compare with morsitans?
those are some great pics, I hope someday my collection looks like that!
 

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I'm really pissed, the supplyer couldn't get the order to the pet store. so looks like I'll have to find one somewhere else
 

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8 leg wonder said:
I'm really pissed, the supplyer couldn't get the order to the pet store. so looks like I'll have to find one somewhere else
Jordan, How much were you going to pay?
I can get those for you.
 

8 leg wonder

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Jordan, How much were you going to pay?
I can get those for you.
It was going to cost around $50, Aron is going to have to reorder it though, if you want I'll have him order you one to
 

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Awsome pictures of an even more incredible pede Dan ! :} :} :}

i should be getting the same next week,..
from "Zwitserland" :eek: ;)

Cheers
 

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Griot said:
This kind of centipede is very rare to find...
I only know one guy from the states and one from germany
who are keeping this centipede...
...and now one guy from France ;) ;)
Greetings,
Eric
 

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Griot said:
what did you mean with compare with morsitans?

Hi Dan,

Sorry, i only just noticed your question. I was wondering if you owned a S. morsitans to compare it with, as it is possible they may be the same species. If you had both, it might be possible to look at both and compare the number of spinnes on the terminal legs and the antennae structure. I've seen photos of both, but it is much easier to make a comparison if you see them in person.

Cheers,
 

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blue leg

@gongyles: From Switzerland??? Cool! But I don`t know someone who had this scolo in switzerland...Just wondering...but I`m happy for you...

@Ythier: Wow...it looks good...nice to know another blue leg-keeper...

@danread: I don`t have a morsitans to compare it with my blue leggs.
And if i could..I think I`m to dumb to compare it...damn...hehe

I`m anyway not "the" guy who`s a specialist in scolos...
I think about to sell my pair, because I need some more room for different spiders...my favorite pets.

We will see...
 

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Griot said:
I think about to sell my pair, because I need some more room for different spiders...my favorite pets.
intresting :) ;)

did your female had eggs before ?
(sorry if you allready answered that somewhere,.. but i wasn't sure :?)
 

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Hey gongyles

Nope! It never works...I`ve never seen mating this guys...
And no sign for eggs...
I`ve put them together in a tank...and wait till the female stay for a longer time under the substrate. Then I put the male out of the tank, just for security for possible eggs or babies.
But the female cames always off the substrate without a sign of young pedelings. I did try this for two or three times....nothing happend!

So whats the problem....

-Maybee she`s not a female(or he isn`t a male)....like they said it to me
-Maybee she`s not adult....but she never grows again, always the same lenght
-Temperature is too low or too hot...but I think that cannot be, because she can choose her optimale place that she needs...same for the humidity
-or the mating never works...

hmm..I don`t know what to do with...
And it would be very sad if they die one day without giving a new generation of blue leg pedelings...
 

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Griot said:
And it would be very sad if they die one day without giving a new generation of blue leg pedelings...
that's for sure ! :(
 

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To all the owners of "giant-bleu" legged ones,...

can you check if your specimens have spiracles on the 6 AND the 7th segment ???


i'm totaly excited today,... just opened a package with my own Giant Bleu-legged :} :} :}
damn those are FAT !!! first thing i noticed were the unusual count of spiracles,... not sure but couldn't these be Otostigmus specie then ??? but very GIANT ones,... sorry for sounding this enthousiastic,... but i got me a new favourite pede today :cool: :cool: :cool: {D

pictures to be followed when i'm cooled down :rolleyes: ;)
 

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Aaah, Steven, I can't tell you how jealous I am! The are probably on the top of my wish list, along with S. heros. You really do have the best pede connections of anyone i know. I managed to sort myself out today with another of my wish list pedes, eight S.s.mutilans that are going to arrive next week. I'm going to start setting up their tank this evening, a fully planted 2' tank.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing the pics of your latest acquisition.

Cheers,
 

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i'm totaly excited today,... just opened a package with my own Giant Bleu-legged :} :} :}

Cool Stevie......Is this one from Tanzania ?? Still no Package from Belgium..... :?

Bob
 

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after giving it some water to drink and a cricket as snack,... i've tranferd it to his new enclosure,... while moving it,... fed it another cricket and shot some PIX :)
amazing specie,... i'm really stunned,... never saw one for real untill now :}

Ow yeah Bob,... it's from Zwitserland ;)
i was amazed by their size,... pushing 17cm orso :eek:

i'm in looooooooooooooooooooooove {D





 

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Hi Steven

gongyles said:
To all the owners of "giant-bleu" legged ones,...

can you check if your specimens have spiracles on the 6 AND the 7th segment ???
hm, it's the 7th & 8th segment, not 6th & 7th...

Anyway, if you take this for identfication, there are only the genera Ethmostigmus, Rhysida and Alluropus left. If I see right, 4 antenna segments are bald. This is a sign for Ethmostigmus. In my knowledge the only for Africa known Ethmostigmus-species is Ethmostigmus trigonopodus.

Cheers Jochen
 

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Thanx Jochen

i've should have read "the book" before posting,... ;)

I'll do some research and hopefully we can find a name for these 'bleulegs' :rolleyes:,.. gonna need your help,.. cause you read better German then i :p
 

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Great photos as ever Steven, although you havent helped with my jealously problem. Maybe if you send it to me i can tell you what species it is? ;) :D
 

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Hey Steven,

please count the bald antenna segments. If there are 4 bald segments (not 3!) we have no choice: It is Ethmostigmus trigonopodus or an undescribed species. But I am pretty sure...


Ok, let's go on:

Short description of Ethmostigmus trigonopodus:

Size up to 130 mm (means allmost nothing :))
Color very variable (from redish brown to green)
Antenna with 20 segments, the first 4 bald
I think the spines are also important, you should have a look at fig 216 at page 176 in "the book" ;), this is looking very similar to your 2nd picture. There is even the description of the two rows of spines at the top of the femur like on your 2nd pic. The two spines above are also decribed. There should be another row of 3 spines at the dorsal side of the femur that we cannot see on the picture.

Cheers Jochen
 
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