- Aug 16, 2002
I don't know much about centipedes so I'm not even sure if I'm calling it the right name. What I have is one of those critters that looks like it is on stilts because it's legs are so long. The kind that move really fast and can even catch flies on the walls. Light tan color with darker tan stripes. I've only ever seen them in buildings. We get them here but usually by the time I see them my cats have all but killed them. I caught the cats with one first thing the other night and took it from them. It's about 3/4" - I've seen them as big as 2". Question is, how do I take care of it and how much should I let it eat? I have it in an empty yogurt container with a clear lid and moist peat moss for bedding. I dropped in about a dozen new born crickets last night and it AT THEM ALL. I just tossed in about a dozen or so more - is that too much food? And will this thing bite viciously like the tropical ones? I know the 2" specimens that my cats have killed in the past had very big fangs and I think one of the cats got bitten on the nose once (served him right). Do these things make decent cage pets? Just wondering.