my centipede ate his tail

mercury904

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:confused: i have this centipede that ate its tail instead of the small roaches that i offered him :( wondering whats the reason behind it..




 
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cacoseraph

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a lot of the centipedes i have kept are not very brave and tend to run from "appropriately" sized live food. just prekill their food and it could easily fix the problem
 

mercury904

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a lot of the centipedes i have kept are not very brave and tend to run from "appropriately" sized live food. just prekill their food and it could easily fix the problem
i put 2 same sized roaches,he ate the other one 2 days ago,the folowing day i saw him nipping on his tail,at first i thought he was just grooming himself,the nextday he ate the remaining roach
 

cacoseraph

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i will still try prekilleds. centipedes have these monster reputations but in my experience they are actually pretty wimpy most of the time



also, i am super rusty at ID'ing... but i think you have a male Scolopendra morsitans right there
 

Xenomorph

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also, i am super rusty at ID'ing... but i think you have a male Scolopendra morsitans right there
The right terminal Leg looks like from a Male S.morsitans. A close up from this leg where better to get 100% sure
 
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