lol i found her within 30 min of posting this.
i was about to leave to work*wow im acaly working during the day, YAY* and i had already given up finding it befor work, i had sealed my door thinking it cant have gone far. as my room has lots of hideing places. *crubled news papaer from packages on the floor, books, pices of wood even and empty plastic contaniers and boxs just laying around on the floor*
so i was going to stick to the serch of my room, and had begone it 3 hours befor woork*when i noticed he was gone*
any way as i was puting my keys into my pocket to leave to work, i heared my mom scream*justin i found it*
the lil guy had made it all the way into the liveing room, somehow evadeing 3 dogs, and up to 12 cats!!
mom mom had just steped on it! not crushing it but brushing the bottom of her foot aginst it.
in the end i traped it under a plastic contanier, and set it back into his place! right as i was walking out the door
was a bit late to work
Awesome that you found it! That always feels good. Now wish me luck on finding one that got out in my house . It's that really big brown 9 to 10 inch S. h. castaneiceps I've posted pics of before. Unfortunately I think it is gone. I went and bought poster board and cut it in 6 inch wide strips and put them on the floor at the entrance of rooms and the hallway. Then I put a thin layer of flour on the strips and packed it smooth. I tested it with another pede. I had the pede walk across the flour on the strips to look at the pede prints. It's been 4 or 5 days now and no pede prints on the flour. It got out last year too but showed up in my house 2 months later. I think it had gotten outside and came back in because it was fatter than it was when it left. I had another pede that got out and I found it outside a few days later walking around. I've had strange luck. Well, hoping for a miracle here. Congrats on finding your pede!!
but I wanna add something, about the fact that centipedes will dry after a few days...To make a shotrt story, I lost a young Scolopendra subspinipes from Barbados at about an inche and a half long in the basement. Believe it or not I found it 5 or 6 months later being sure it was dead dry somewhere.... no no no and you know what I had loose crickets eh! I got him at 4,5 inches long .....the 2 other ones I had from the same batch were at 6 inches fed once to twice a week lol.....I couldn't believe it! so dont think they are dead after a couple weeks...mine was tiny and still made it
Wouw, you are all lucky. I had one escape on me just over two weeks ago and haven't seen a trace. But I live in a two room apartment. Surprisingly it's not that scary. I'll keep on the lookout for it, though.
you know another good way to find them is put a damp towel on the floor over night. this worked for me. i had lost it for at least six months . i found her curled up under it. she grew at least 3 inches in length. i was rapt thanks philk.