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Scolopendra gigantea

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by CHLee, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. CHLee

    CHLee Arachnoknight

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    4th instar pedeling, 4 months old, about 5.5-6inches body length
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  2. KOn Le

    KOn Le Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    I want one. Awesome looking pede
     
  3. Arthroverts

    Arthroverts Arachnoprince Active Member

    4th instar and 6" already? The speed of growth on that thing is nuts!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Arthroverts
     
  4. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking

    CT
    Beauty. Need a few of these!
     
  5. Elytra and Antenna

    Elytra and Antenna Arachnoking Old Timer

    USA
    Is that something you bought or produced?
     
  6. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

    man..........i remember when these were imported back in 1995/96 not many came in,had my share of them,that was it never saw them again :(, i want them again,but they will be very pricey i'm sure.
     
  7. CHLee

    CHLee Arachnoknight

    Cb
    6.27 lay
    7.26 macaroni
    8.10 ate mom
    8.23 molt
    9.26 molt
    10.27 molt
    Afaik these were never imported, going through all the pics of the old ones they were all galaps, same for the pics in that giant centipede book by Carl in 1998, the big one on the hand, that was a galap too.
     
  8. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

    ah, thanks for the info, the ones that were imported in 95/96 were black as black and massive(i had a few aswell back then) so they were galaps aswell. good to know.
     
  9. CHLee

    CHLee Arachnoknight

    Yes those should be the Ecuador locale, they’re darker than the Peruvian ones. Found on both mainland Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands
    Some pics of them I have saved


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  10. beetleman

    beetleman Arachnoking Old Timer

    very nice :) yeah they are awesome i miss mine,thanks again for the info
     
  11. Comatose

    Comatose Arachnobaron Old Timer

    They probably were in the early 90s. Galapagoensis showed up randomly in the mid 90s and were always called "Trinidad giant black". I posted the Sandefer pics on FB when I realized all of them were galapagoensis - I actually bought his last one in 2000 or so.

    The original ones could have come from Venezuela, since apophysis came in during the early 90s as well, or they could have actually been from Trinidad. I know I couldn't actually find any in 2010, but I know others have.
     
  12. Oh how I want one.... :(
     
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