- Dec 13, 2005
can anyone give me advice on how to handle my pedes is it alot better to start at a smaller size?
I totally agree with bob. If you have HK giants or ANY subspinipes sp. i definately wouldn't start with them. Try Ethostigmus sp, S. polymorpha, or small centipedes you find in wooded areas.Aren't your centipedes vietnamese and hong kong giants?!?! I would not really want to start with those... or end with those either...
I don't think anyone could stay up long enough to figure that out.I'm going to be up for awhile trying to figure out what this means.
Im sure it matters on the conditions, too. Someone inexoperienced may hold a hungry subspinipes, or accidently squeeze it, drop it, or other things that might piss it off, and cause it to bite.A friend I bring with me to some invert shows/displays handles S. subspinipes with no trouble and never a bite. S. subspinipes bite me when I drop a cricket in and don't move my hand out of the way quick enough. Go figure.
I don't think anyone could stay up long enough to figure that out.
That or the pede could just be having a bad day.Im sure it matters on the conditions, too. Someone inexoperienced may hold a hungry subspinipes, or accidently squeeze it, drop it, or other things that might piss it off, and cause it to bite.
I agree it's generally stupid to play with big centipedes like toys but if you saw this guy you'd be impressed. It's notThat or the pede could just be having a bad day.
I believe regardless of experienced or inexperienced keepers, if you handle centipedes your gonna get bit sooner or later. Its just a time thing.
my blue rings are pretty tractable.my blue ring is so passive that i think i could try to hold it...then i think about how much i don't particularly care for self-inflicted pain i am not one to handle my pedes and certainly not any of the big guys! Heres a side note question...i am allergic to stinging insects(wasps, bees, yellow jackets etc.) you think that carries over to pedes?