Housing for Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipedes)?

Moon Mom

Feb 18, 2021
Has anyone had any luck keeping and breeding Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipedes) ? I've been very interested in keeping these! My old house had plenty roaming wild, which the whole house really enjoyed, but my new house doesn't have any, and that's problem I need to solve! Anyway, I got one from a neighbor a few months ago and put it in small vertical enclosure I use for tarantula slings. It was eating, molted, and then one day died. It was not full grown. I'm not sure where I went wrong. Today, a friend gave me huge one she found in her bathtub! :) I've got it in a 10 gallon bioactive aquarium with plants. I'm misting one side of the tank heavily. I put in some pinhead crickets and the new centipede grabbed on right away! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this one. If anyone has any advice, I'm all ears! :)

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Matts inverts

Active Member
Jan 17, 2021
Keeping is easy, I would do a vertical enclosure kept humid with many hiding places. No body breeds them because they are so invasive. It’s possible but not recommended.