Centipede won’t eat anything besides crickets

Xingyu

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I have a wc scolopendra heros, I’ve kept it for about three months now, I would feed it crickets maybe once or twice a week. But the thing with crickets, is you can’t keep them alive for long, and I don’t want to have to spend money on getting a heat pad specifically for crickets and have the crickets occasionally die and flies coming over in my house, so I tried feeding the centipede some cockroaches, but it seems to be very scared, but as soon as I switch to crickets it started eating, is there anyway to help my centipede get used to eating cockroaches (red runners)?

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StampFan

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Mine happily take mealworms, superworms and isopods. There are other options than crickets.
 

EpicEpic

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Room temp is fine for crickets and when taken care of, which is very simple, can live long enough.

No reason you would need a heat pad.
 

EpicEpic

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I’ll give it a try
Room temp. Egg crate/Toilet tube and a piece of paper towel.

Make sure they have enough room to avoid cannibalizing.

Feed: Oatmeal or Dog food or look up other options and for water AND food add bits of fruit/veggies...apple...carrots...whatever

Change out the fruit bits every day/other day

Change the paper objects as they get dirty..


Way easier then it sounds.
 

SamanthaMarikian

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Mine only ate super worms for a while. (S spinosissma) but moved to dubias after i killed them or tore them beforehand. Then she started taking down big ones no problem. Try prekilling n kinda tearing them a lil n leaving them near it so it can go see theyre not a threat and maybe taste good Too. also maybe theyre too big compared to yours so its scared? Just another idea
 
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