Is my centipede pregnant?

Eli02

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I bought the Scolopendra subspinipes not too long ago and think it might be pregnant. It is about 6-7 inches long but it looks big around. I'm pretty new to centipedes but do you guys think it's molting, or that it really is pregnant?
 

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basin79

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Looks normal to me. Doesn't look big or the skin tight.
 

Chris LXXIX

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Scolopendridae, even when gravid (a thing that isn't rare at all since they are 99% WC) doesn't look like a six months pregnant Lady, or, for that matter, a Napoli city girl on her 20 chubby as hell because she loves too much 'pastiera'.

"You" don't have a clue so IMO no one can tell such a thing using 'eyes' only.

Sellers doesn't care and are clueless, obviously: aside for size, they sell centipedes as 'unsexed'.

If she is a she and said she is gravid so chances that she will disappear under the cork bark (if present) or burrow for find a safe place for pedelings are high.

My S.subspinipes did that, she was gravid.
 
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