Giant Scutigera coleoptrata

Brandon smith

Arachnosquire
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Are any of these kept in the hobby?

I've kept hundreds of house centipedes together in a 55 gallon one of my best invert set ups it was awesome but I've seen pics and vids of what look like huge Scutigera coleoptrata inhabiting caves if you have any more information on this specie's I'm all for it ....

Thanks 😊
 

Euscorpius

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Hi, giant scutigerids are Thereuopoda spp., I don't know if anyone keeps them.
One cool thing about scutigerids is you can sex them just by looking at the last segment, as females have hooks used for laying eggs.
 

Sizzlipede

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Most keepers of Thereuopoda longicornis and T. clunifera seem to live in Asia. You can find some by searching for the genus and species as Instagram tags, if you're interested in seeing footage of these pedes in captivity.

Example.
 

goliathusdavid

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Google imaged that genus. My worst nightmare.
I don't know anyone or organization keeping those species in the US.
 
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