Pede that doesn't need alot of humdity?

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Arachnoknight
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I've been thinking about getting a pede lately. I'm looking for one that doesn't require a lot of humidty and isn't very small. I like the fact that I can leave my tarantulas for a week or more (vacation, trips, etc) without having to worry about them, so long as the water dish is full and I feed them more often before I leave. So just wondering if theres any pedes that don't need humidty and are ok with little to no humidty for short periods of time (if 1 or 2 weeks is a short period of time for them?).

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Mr. Mordax

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Cacoseraph and Galapoheros, please slap me upside the head if I'm wrong, but I'm assuming that Scolopendra heros has lower humidity requirements than most because it comes from a drier environment.

Thoughts, guys?

Alternatively, my high-humidity centipedes are fine if I leave them for a week or so. I just use low-ventilation lids.
 

Arachnoboy

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Scolopendra cingulata doesn't require a lot of humidity to survive,I keep mine fairly dry with no problems at all. Also leaving it for a week or two doesn't cause any problems.
 

Drachenjager

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Cacoseraph and Galapoheros, please slap me upside the head if I'm wrong, but I'm assuming that Scolopendra heros has lower humidity requirements than most because it comes from a drier environment.

Thoughts, guys?

Alternatively, my high-humidity centipedes are fine if I leave them for a week or so. I just use low-ventilation lids.
SHC is almost always found under rocks or in crevicies around water. Heros heros is probably able to handle dryer conditions but even it will be underground so i would think even they need some humidity but not wet ground
 

Mr. Mordax

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Cool, thanks for the clarification. I've never kept one of those, but I was just thinking it might not need as much humidity as say, a S. subspinipes would.
 
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