Do centipedes fast, if so why?

Oroborus

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I'm relatively new to myriapods. I have a Ethmostigmus trigonopodus and Scolopendra subspinipes, both are approximately five inches and ravenous eaters. I noted recently that both have refused food for about a week. Now I know that a week is not a long time, but as I have never seen them refuse a food item, and at the same time, I was wondering if it might be premolt or perhaps a seasonal cycle. Obviously they might just not be hungry, but is anyone aware of behavioral fasting for other reasons? Cheers.
 

Chris LXXIX

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My S.subspinipes when she was in the open always ate a B.dubia like nothing, until one day when she made, under her fav. piece of cork bark, a more deep burrow, and disappeared for a good (almost) two months. Then, one night, in one blow, I've discovered the gender and the reason: she was gravid. 25 pedelings (one died, sadly) all over the enclosure.

A thing that happens with centipedes, because in the 99% those are pure WC and sold as "unsexed meh" while majority of T's, as we know, are CB and divided/sold by sex, size, MM etc That's not what happens (I assume save for very rare exceptions) with centipedes :kiss:

That's not exactly maybe what will happens to yours, indeed, but consider this fact :-s
 

Chris LXXIX

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Anyway a week as you said is nothing. Could be a pre molt status as well.
 
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