- Aug 23, 2015
Awesome, I'll try and find one at Walmart! Should I use organic potting soil mixed with sand for this species?
I think that sand wouldn't hurt at all since is a centipede from the desert area, but I prefer to let others reply to you on this particular (I've never kept a S.polymorpha at the end).Awesome, I'll try and find one at Walmart! Should I use organic potting soil mixed with sand for this species?
I was only reading this and I still had to change my pants2) Your centipede will explore the lid, if it can reach it, which has two draw-backs. Firstly, it can accidentally get a leg trapped and snap it off (yes, I've had this happen). Secondly, you NEED to look under the lid every time you open. I once opened a cage, and went poking around with forceps for food debris, as you do, casually holding the lid in mid-air in my other hand when I suddenly noticed that my 9" Vietnamese subspinipes/dehanni (i.e. not one you want to get bitten by) was attached to the lid, an inch or two away from my hand. Needless to say I just about shit myself. That was a large pede with bright orange legs, and I didn't spot it...
Do air holes need to be on the side? I have a similar container for my Scuitgera coleoptrata. I cut out a middle section of the lid and covered it with mesh netting.
Previous enclosure is too shallow- I have seen a centipede lop over the lip of a shallow container and nearly escape. The second, however, is high enough for substrate.Just found this laying around. It honestly feels more secure than the previous enclosure I just posted.
Mine have never made it to the top of the KK that I have witnessed. I'm currently switching everything over to the acrylic displays that my friend makes so that won't be an issue soon. i'll keep an eye out for it though.My biggest issue with KK's is what Scoly mentioned; the fact that they can injure themselves on the lid, and get stuck up there, only to give you a nasty surprise when you open the box. I can risk neither with my new E. rubripes.
Where are you located? I am doing an expo and shipping online this fall. I have some of the large sky island rusty phase or "madrean" polymorpha. These are the variety that get pretty large.Awesome! I'll definitely be careful. The guy who has this species wants 40 dollars for LAG shipping so it would be like 60 bucks total. I might just wait for the next expo to get one. How long do they usually live for and are mites a problem with wild caught species?
With a species as polymorphic as this, 'normal' is many things, although this morph appears to be one of the most commonly collected. I've seen pictures of 3" solid blue polymorpha, 5" bright yellow/black with red heads, and pure tan with a green head plate in the massive 'aztecorum' morph. That particular specimen is very nice. It looks large, and healthy, although one or two legs look slightly injured.
That is a a really shallow box. OK for a polymorpha, not OK for a subspinipes.