I think i discovered something

Bunyan van Asten

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Hey everyone
I have kept Lithobius forficatus for a couple of weeks now. The thing is, all 3 of them lived together. Not a single fight has erupted yet so i think this species can live together. I don't know if this has ever been documented before though. Your thoughts?
 

Jerry

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That's interesting I've thought for a while that given enufe space and adequate food that the smaller speciesight tolerate each other the so often found more that one in a given place in the wild I've flipped boards and seen as many as seven under the same small chunk of wood
 

Bunyan van Asten

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That's interesting I've thought for a while that given enufe space and adequate food that the smaller speciesight tolerate each other the so often found more that one in a given place in the wild I've flipped boards and seen as many as seven under the same small chunk of wood
Well, they didn't really had that much space, it was a cilindrical enclosure with about 20cm. in diameter. They also always hid together, almost just snuggling up against ewchother.
 

Jerry

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Interesting I wonder if they share food or hunt together would be interested to know
 

Elytra and Antenna

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Stone centipedes have been reared in colonies for years, especially Tidabius tivius, but I don't know if all of the stone centipedes are that way.
 

Bunyan van Asten

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@Jerry
Sadly they didn't, but i put them in a very big glass jar with all they ever needed and together with other wildlife wich has been living in there unatended for multiple months.
 

arachnothing

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I have been keeping a pair of geophilomorpha (collected separately, in different counties) for several months now. There is a substantial size difference between the two, but they cohabitate just fine. They are housed in a plastic container a ham sandwich came in...lol
 

Bunyan van Asten

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I have been keeping a pair of geophilomorpha (collected separately, in different counties) for several months now. There is a substantial size difference between the two, but they cohabitate just fine. They are housed in a plastic container a ham sandwich came in...lol
Lol.
This is stuff i don't ever see documented anywhere when i search "does (species name) live together?" It always shows how to get rid of them, how to kill them and SOMETIMES a caresheet. Just goes to show how bad most people actually are to the creatures that keep the earth clean(er)
 

Smokehound714

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Geophilomorphs actually often cluster together. they are specialists on subterranean prey like termites, and seldom ever attack large prey
 
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