Caught centipede need some help

8ball

Arachnobaron
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I caught a centipede today, i'm in west texas, can anybody give me an idea what species it might be?? Also what kind of set up do I need
 

Galapoheros

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I don't see a pic. Did you mean to post a pic? Maybe you didn't. Or maybe it's the dialup again. Is it basically orange with two black tail tergites? How and where did you catch it? What time of the day? How big?
 

8ball

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I don't see a pic. Did you mean to post a pic? Maybe you didn't. Or maybe it's the dialup again. Is it basically orange with two black tail tergites? How and where did you catch it? What time of the day? How big?
Nope dont got a pic, I was digging and it ran out so i grabbed a jar and caught it, bout sunset, but yeah its orange with black on the tail, its about 1 1/2 -2 inches
 

P. Novak

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Well, without a picture, it doesn't help us much, but I'm going to guess.. could it possibly be a young S. heros arizonesis (spelling?)
 

Galapoheros

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Probably Scolopendra heros heros. You found a baby one if it is an S. h. h.
 

venybeny

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why did you get it?

I hope I'm not judgemental, but if you don't even know what it is or how to take care of it, why would you trap the poor creature?
 
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