ID and HELP Pede found in house

Drachenjager

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OK here we go
Found this little guy in the floor. We are having some bad weather and my wife took a hanging plant in from outside and when she looked on the floor picked this one up. I THINK i know what it is but you guys have a guess. I live in east central Texas. the plant came from a bit west in the blackland prarie. Not sure where they got it.
Only centipedes ive seen here are the little red stone pedes.
Also its not acting very healthy . any suggestiosn ho how to fix him up?

underside



topside
 

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Looks like Hemiscolopendra marginata or Scolopendra viridis to me. Most likely the H. marginata. Just keep him moist. Feed half dead crickets
 

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well today that little pede is runnign around and acting pede like lol looks much better
 

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Man I can't believe that pede made it! I thought it was goner for sure, especially from the undershot pic. Congrats on the free pede! Is it eating?
 

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Man I can't believe that pede made it! I thought it was goner for sure, especially from the undershot pic. Congrats on the free pede! Is it eating?
i havent seen it eat but the little crix dissapeared
 

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I've never seen my S.mirabilis eat, in fact I rarely see it at all!! I know it eats because there is the odd mangled cricket part strewn about his deli container, and the crix usually disappear overnight. A very healthy appetite indeed!
 

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hmmm well i think if i translate right your sig says . I am bitter because i have a plastic gun ...either that or . To the bitter end in Glock we trust lol
 

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Actually i think it was getting ready to molt... it looks about twice as big now lol
 

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Healthy and active an a bit bigger

Well the little pede is doing well. This makes me wish i had kept the one we found that time Gala. but its really very docile and after holding it a bit calmed down and sorta explored this odd new substrate i called my skin lol



 

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nice dude :)


H. marg difs from S. poly and S. viridis by having no "ventral proximotarsal spurs on any legs". thus spake R. Shelley. :worship:

ventral is "topside" proximo- means next, i think. tarsal is the foot region. spurs are these like spines. i think i have pics of them. i think. let me look for a positive to the Hemiscolopendra's negative



see the little "hair" just visible underneath the main claw? i think Scolopendra genus centipedes have those on some or all of their legs and Hemiscolopendra *doesn't*

i am thinking i might pose the q on atshq.org/forum where the R. Shelley doth resideth :worship:

edit again:
i consulted The Book and it appears i am The Right
 
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sure males have testes

ok, i *was* confused. the difference is a similar spine one segment up the leg that Scolopendra have and Hemi don't.

i don't think i actually have any pics of that
 

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sure males have testes

ok, i *was* confused. the difference is a similar spine one segment up the leg that Scolopendra have and Hemi don't.

i don't think i actually have any pics of that
lol well if they could be called balls they should be easier to sex lol
 

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yeah, i'm pretty much cheating cuz all their gear is inside
they should have the decency of having at least a color code , you know like pink spot for girls and a blue one for boys lool
just goes to show how much they care for our methods of gender identification lol
 
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