S. heros collection data base.

DubiaW

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Apx 2300 hour, 5 September 2017
One S. heros arizonensis, (pling) 2 inch long (5 cm) hanging under a boulder on a cut out on mountain side.
Precipitation: Very light rain 2 hour prior.
Temp: 70F (21C), [Daytime temp apx 102F(39C)]
Humidity: apx 26%
Soil: Rocky soil, with decomposed granite loam soil, moss on surface of ground, soil dry.
Habitat: Sonoran Desert mountain side with exposed granite outcroppings.
Vegetation: Saguaro, cholla, mesquite, moss on surface.
Elevation: 2979 ft (908 m).
Location: Pinal County Arizona

Notes: Pling collected
 

DubiaW

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Apx 1300 hour, 9 September 2017
One S. heros arizonensis, apx 2 inch long (5 cm) Under a rock on a dirt cut out apx. 10 meters away from a stream.
Precipitation: Heavy rain the night before.
Temp: Temp 82°F(28°C)
Humidity: 40% estimation by feel
Soil: Surface soil moist, moist under rocks, rocky soil, granite.
Habitat: Sky Island Oak and grassland mountainside, less than 10 meters from creek with slow trickle (coming out of mine tailings-water green-contaminated with copper).
Vegetation: Oak, mesquite, soaptree yucca, agave, pine, and juniper.
Elevation: 5,899 ft (1,798 m).
Location: Santa Cruz County, AZ.

Apx 1400 hour, 9 September 2017
One S. heros arizonensis, apx 6 inch long (15 cm) Under a rock on the crest of a creek bank apx. 4 meters away from a stream.
Precipitation: Heavy rain the night before.
Temp: Temp 82°F(28°C)
Humidity: 40% estimation by feel
Soil: Surface soil moist, moist under rocks, rocky soil, granite.
Habitat: Sky Island Oak and grassland mountainside, apx 4 meters from creek with slow trickle (coming out of mine tailings-water green-contaminated with copper).
Vegetation: Oak, mesquite, soaptree yucca, agave, pine, and juniper.
Elevation: 5,901 ft (1,799 m).
Location: Santa Cruz County, AZ.
 

chanda

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Finally saw my first S. heros in the wild!!!!

Apx 22:00 hour, 1 September 2017
One S. heros, apx 3-4 inch long, out in the open, running between rocks in a strip of rocks along the north(?) edge of the Home Depot parking lot in Payson, AZ. Standard orange morph with black head/back end.
Precipitation: none
Temp: Temp 80-something? estimation
Humidity: no idea, sorry
Soil: Dry surface soil, dry under rocks
Habitat: Parking lot border, rocks embedded in dirt, adjacent to blacktop
Vegetation: isolated trees planted in the border strip (none adjacent to where I found the pede)
Elevation: 4,890 ft
Location: Payson, Gila County, AZ

Sadly, not collected - after some pursuit and overturning several rocks, it managed to disappear down a hole underneath one of the rocks and I was unable to dig it out.
 

DubiaW

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Finally saw my first S. heros in the wild!!!!

Apx 22:00 hour, 1 September 2017
One S. heros, apx 3-4 inch long, out in the open, running between rocks in a strip of rocks along the north(?) edge of the Home Depot parking lot in Payson, AZ. Standard orange morph with black head/back end.
Precipitation: none
Temp: Temp 80-something? estimation
Humidity: no idea, sorry
Soil: Dry surface soil, dry under rocks
Habitat: Parking lot border, rocks embedded in dirt, adjacent to blacktop
Vegetation: isolated trees planted in the border strip (none adjacent to where I found the pede)
Elevation: 4,890 ft
Location: Payson, Gila County, AZ

Sadly, not collected - after some pursuit and overturning several rocks, it managed to disappear down a hole underneath one of the rocks and I was unable to dig it out.
Congratulations! Someone told me that Payson is a good place for S. heros.
 

chanda

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Congratulations! Someone told me that Payson is a good place for S. heros.
When I was there last year I met a couple of guys who'd come to hunt Dynastes grantii (as had I) and they had a huge S. heros that they'd found on their way up there. I really need to get up there when I have a little more time - one night just isn't enough - so I can make a serious effort to find S. heros instead of just hoping for blind luck like the spotting at Home Depot.
 

DubiaW

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Apx 1100 hour, 17 March 2018
One S. heros arizonensis, Subadult 5 inch long (12.7 cm) Under a rock on a south facing slope.
Precipitation: Rain 2 days prior.
Temp: apx. 70F (21C), found during the day.
Humidity: unk
Soil: Rocky soil, with decomposed granite loam soil, moist.
Habitat: Sonoran Desert mountain side with exposed granite outcroppings.
Vegetation: Saguaro, cholla, yucca, mesquite, moss on surface.
Elevation: 3117.2 ft (950.1 m).
Location: Pinal County Arizona

Notes: Caught while flipping rocks on a warm winter day after a rain storm.
 

DubiaW

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I'm bumping this thread to the top so some friends can find it. We are planning on collaborating on a captive breeding group that focuses on Scolopendra. I have proposed to do a data template that members of the group can copy and paste and add info to. If anyone is interested in the group let me know. It is going to be a group that focuses on sharing breeding information. It shouldn't be kept secret.
 

LeFanDesBugs

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I'll be part of it. I started the same thing a couple months ago. For now, I can breed red giant, hainanum, cingulata, Ethmostigmus rubripes platycephalus. I have to find a male cherry red ;)
 

Staehilomyces

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I'd love to be part of it, but currently, Mum won't let me get any more pedes for a while. I intend to breed tiger form E. rubripes first, as they're cheap and easy to source, and I want to make sure I'm experienced before attempting to breed stuff like Kuranda rubripes and red S. morsitans.
 

BobBarley

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I'm bumping this thread to the top so some friends can find it. We are planning on collaborating on a captive breeding group that focuses on Scolopendra. I have proposed to do a data template that members of the group can copy and paste and add info to. If anyone is interested in the group let me know. It is going to be a group that focuses on sharing breeding information. It shouldn't be kept secret.
I'm down. I've been amassing Scolopendra polymorpha currently with a lot of specimens from all over their range. Plans to begin breeding same locales are very close.
 

DubiaW

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Any suggestions on pertinent data to be included in the template?
 

Staehilomyces

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When they were last fed
Size, and size difference between mates
Time taken before sperm exchange
 

LawnShrimp

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I'll join this when I get new 'pedes, which should be soon. Hopefully I'll get another mint for breeding.
 

DubiaW

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Apx 0230 hour, 20 July 2018
One S. heros arizonensis, apx 8 inches long (20 to 21 cm) observed on a rocky hillside near a wash.
Precipitation: Four days after a heavy rain.
Temp: 74F (24C), [Daytime temp 105F(41C)]
Humidity: axp 30%
Soil: Rocky, sand.
Habitat: Sonoran desert mountains.
Vegetation: Saguaros present, cholla, mesquite.
Elevation: apx 1764 ft (537.7 m)
Location: Pinal County Arizona

Specimen was found on a hillside near a wash. Moss present on soil. Soil still moist under the surface from rain a few days earlier.
 

DubiaW

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Apx 2200 hour, 5 October 2018
One S. heros arizonensis, apx 3 inches long (7 to 8 cm) found under pillow in a trash pile.
Precipitation: two days after a heavy rain.
Temp: app 65F (18C)
Humidity: axp 30%
Soil: Rocky, clay.
Habitat: Sonoran desert arroyo.
Vegetation: Saguaros present, cholla, mesquite, creosote.
Elevation: apx 2658 ft (810 m)
Location: Pima County Arizona

Specimen was found on an arroyo hillside with small rocks and clay soil near a wash under garbage.
 

DubiaW

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Apx 2220 hour, 5 October 2018
One S. heros arizonensis, apx 7 inches long (18 cm) found under wood in a trash pile.
Precipitation: two days after a heavy rain.
Temp: app 65F (18C)
Humidity: axp 30%
Soil: Rocky, clay.
Habitat: Sonoran desert arroyo.
Vegetation: Saguaros present, cholla, mesquite, creosote.
Elevation: apx 2660 ft (811 m)
Location: Pima County Arizona

Specimen was found on an arroyo hillside with small rocks and clay soil near a wash under garbage.
 

DubiaW

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Apx 2300 hour, 5 October 2018
One S. heros arizonensis, apx 3 inches long (7 to 8 cm) found under a rock.
Precipitation: two days after a heavy rain.
Temp: app 65F (18C)
Humidity: axp 30%
Soil: Rocky, sand and clay.
Habitat: Sonoran desert arroyo wash bed.
Vegetation: Saguaros present, cholla, mesquite, creosote.
Elevation: apx 2670 ft (814 m)
Location: Pima County Arizona

Specimen was found on the edge of a wash under a rock that was covered in trash.
 

DubiaW

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Apx 2320 hour, 5 October 2018
One S. heros arizonensis, apx 3 inches long (7 to 8 cm) found under a mattress.
Precipitation: two days after a heavy rain.
Temp: app 65F (18C)
Humidity: axp 30%
Soil: Rocky, clay.
Habitat: Sonoran desert arroyo.
Vegetation: Saguaros present, cholla, mesquite, creosote.
Elevation: apx 2667 ft (813 m)
Location: Pima County Arizona

Specimen was found on an arroyo hillside with small rocks and clay soil near a wash under garbage (mattress). Yeah for trashy people!!
 

DubiaW

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Apx 1830 hour, 20 October 2018
One S. heros arizonensis, apx 3 inches long (7 to 8 cm) found under a boulder on a west facing hill side.
Precipitation: 2 days prior.
Temp: app 75F (24C)
Humidity: unk
Soil: Rocky, loam.
Habitat: Madrean rocky outcrop.
Vegetation: Mesquite and oak grassland.
Elevation: apx 4971 ft (1515 m)
Location: Sant Cruz County Arizona

Specimen was found on a west facing hillside at sundown, soil was not dry but less moist than soil on north facing slope.
 

DubiaW

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Apx 1835 hour, 20 October 2018
One S. heros arizonensis, apx 7 inches long (18 cm) found under a boulder on a west facing hill side.
Precipitation: 2 days prior.
Temp: app 75F (24C)
Humidity: unk
Soil: Rocky, loam.
Habitat: Madrean rocky outcrop.
Vegetation: Mesquite and oak grassland.
Elevation: apx 4971 ft (1515 m)
Location: Sant Cruz County Arizona

Specimen was found on a west facing hillside at sundown, soil was not dry but less moist than soil on north facing slope, found less than ten feet from previous specimen.
 
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