I can tell you are noobish i have seen people take hair dye and other color
altering stuff to pass cites, what are you talking about (16yrs. old hay)
If you're not an expert, how do you know it's abnormal? Not every species out there looks "normal" to the average human eye. I sure as hell think that horned baboon tarantulas look abnormal, but that doesn't mean I think they're a hoax.I'm no centipede expert but the banding and colouration of this animal is abnormal.
Oh, for God's sake people... do a simple search on "Scolopendra hardwickei" or "Scolopendra hardwicki" on here or Google and you can see many pics of the exact same type. But no, why would we want to do that before going off all half-cocked when that's so much more fun...
hazardy, R. HENNING, welcome to the hobby, but please, know who you're speaking to and about before you go off like this... Steven's been a contributing member here for years, and is likely our most knowledgeable centipede resource... these are definitely a "Real species", and this is definitely its "real color". I've attached a pic of one of my old S. heros "arizonensis" (banded form) so you can see that symmetry and "splotchiness" don't count for much. Hope it helps you.
Steven, I am INSANELY jealous! Congratulations on your new acquisition! I have been waiting for these to pop up on someone list for years now... did you import yourself or find a contact? No details necessary, just curious...
yep correct :razz:This is great! Man, Steven is watching this and going, "hahahahahahaha..."