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Creepy Crawling Guy

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how many days until i can give to my newly molt centipede??

and should i remove the skin he shed? or leave it in the substrate? (i dont wanna dig up his enclosure)
 

Crowbawt

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Leave the skin for sure, they eat it to regain nutrients lost in the process. Removing the skin before they can eat it can be detrimental.

Also, wait at least a week before you feed again. Maybe longer.
 

Creepy Crawling Guy

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do they eat every pieces of their shed skin ??? i watch a nat geo documentary about centipede and they do eat their skin but idk if they eat every last drop of it
 

basin79

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Yes. They eat all of their shed skin soon after they moult. Your pede will come out looking for food when it's hungry. You'll see it wandering around at night.
 

Crowbawt

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I had a house centipede (Scutigera Coleoptrata) only eat about a 3rd of his skin before abandoning it, but Scolopendra species tend to eat the entire thing. Keep in mind centipedes of all species have no problems going a week or too (or longer!) without food, so when in doubt it's better to play it safe and wait to feed instead of trying to force it.
 

Crowbawt

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They continue to molt their entire lives (and grow back lost legs when they do so) but once they reach adulthood it slows down a lot. Adults might only molt once a year or so.
 
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