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Most active scolopendra

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by snarf, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. snarf

    snarf Arachnopeon Active Member

    So far my scolopendra dahaani is a pet hole and ig got me thinking what are some of the most active pedes?
  2. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    It depends on the individual pede a lot. In my experience, Scolopendra heros are out a lot.
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  3. Sarkhan42

    Sarkhan42 Arachnolord

    To echo NYAN- depends a lot on the individual. My S. galapagoensis has been very good about being out and about on the surface, while the Ethomostigmus I previously had was legitamently a pet hole year round. That being said- when the galap goes to molt she disappears for months at a time. It’s quite satisfying to have her resurface and be ravenous and considerably larger though.
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  4. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnolord Active Member

    Interesting. I had two S dehaani adults, and neither ever really burrowed. Depends on the age, moisture, amount of substrate, presence of any hides, etc. etc....
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  5. snarf

    snarf Arachnopeon Active Member

    It seems my dahaani is broken then lol guess i can save up and get a S. hero

    What is everyone's though on
    Alipes grandidie?
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  6. StampFan

    StampFan Arachnolord Active Member

    I can tell you my S heros was completely burrowed and fasting for months this past winter, thought it might be dead, dug up after a while, but it was merely brumating/hibernating in the cold months (despite the room being 70-80F).

    When I had Alipes they were usually visible, more likely to use a leaf or hide than burrow.
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  7. Chris LXXIX

    Chris LXXIX ArachnoGod Active Member

    It's not 'broken' at all... I have a female S.subspinipes and she's a dieharder pet hole, unless she's hungry :)

    If the set up is fine (so lot of substrate inches; little stones; fake leaves; cork bark etc) the 'pede loves to hide, for being nurtured by that 'protection' feeling.
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  8. snarf

    snarf Arachnopeon Active Member

    Well it has all that minus the stones ill make the cage look more interesting like i have to with the rest of the pet holes lol
  9. From my experience, Ethmostigmus rubripes and Scolopendra morsitans are out a lot, especially when given lots of leaf/bark litter to hide under (I feel like the presence of a lot of hides makes pedes feel more comfortable on the surface).
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  10. kermitdsk

    kermitdsk Arachnosquire

    From my experience S. dehaani is very aktiv and not digging only hide under wood. S. alternans mostly digging and hide under the surface.
    And also from my experience males are alway much more aktive then femals, I also know people they say they can't confirm that but I see that by all my sexed centipedes.
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  11. Scoly

    Scoly Arachnobaron Active Member

    My most active pede at the moment has to by my white leg, which I suspect is male but haven't tested. The hardwickei are also pretty active (and hopefully some are male). The dehaani stays hidden and I never see it. The alternans it depends - the young Haitans I have mostly hide unless hungry, whereas the large Hispaniola red giant I had was quite active.

    The Ethmostigmus vary too. The ones which have substrate to burrow in I almost never see, whereas the ones which have shallow enclosures with very little substrate I often see wandering about. I think they treat the entire cage as their hide, which is a good way to see more of them.
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