- Sep 18, 2002
What exactly do these look like and how big do they get, I came across 2 sites using the same pics but interchanging those names
This is kinda odd, at one time I did have a Puerto Rican Scolopendra that was at least 8". I should have pics, but I'd really have to look.Originally posted by Wade
In A Synopsis of the North American Centipedes of the Order Scolepedromorpha (Chilopoda), Dr. Shelly reports that S. viridis reaches a maximum of 3 1/4" while S. alternans gets to 6" (although he also mentions Carl Sandefer reports lengths to 7 1/2"). Dr. Shelly also mentined (on an internet discussion group) that he suspects that the Puerto Rican Giant of the hobby is probably S. alternans.