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My stone centipede had babies

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Jororo, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Jororo

    Jororo Arachnopeon

    And these things are TINY!! I was able to find five of them "swimming" around the substrate. They're all white except for one which has a darker head. What do I feed to a critter that is smaller than a fruit fly!? Will they scavenge? Or maybe spring tails? I can't imagine springtails are very nutritious.
  2. Jororo

    Jororo Arachnopeon

    Oh, sorry, uncommon name is Lithobius forficatus.
    Cuz common names suck
  3. hecklad

    hecklad Arachnosquire Active Member

    I think springtails will be your best bet. There are other things they would eat but I could not even begin to tell you where to get those other than outside, which you may or may not want to do
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  4. Jororo

    Jororo Arachnopeon

    Okay cool! Almost everything outside around here is probably gone for the season anyway. Hopefully springtails will do the trick
  5. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    I’ve never dealt with stone centipedes. From my experience with the larger Pedes, when the babies are white that means they aren’t ready to eat usually.
  6. Jororo

    Jororo Arachnopeon

    Thank you! That was also something I didn't know. I never really planned or expected baby centipedes. I also read just now that this species does really well kept together. Don't know if I'll try that but it could be fun.
  7. Scoly

    Scoly Arachnobaron Active Member

    I keep these. They will feed on dog food, mites and springtails. So basically, throw in a bit of human food once in a while to boost the mite and sprintail numbers (don't worry, you already have mites, and that's fine).
  8. Jororo

    Jororo Arachnopeon

    Oh trust me, I know about the mites haha. They don't bother me. They're ugly but thats about it. I gotta say I could never picture a centipede eating dog food though!
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