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Scolopendra hardwickei Escaped...!

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by Najakeeper, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Nope, sold both to a friend.
  2. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoking

    I don't care for centipedes but I have to admit, that thing is beautiful!
  3. Your centipede may have molted without you noticing, as they may eat their shed exoskeletons. My S. morsitans molted just 2 days ago, and this was the first time I saw a molt in the 4 years I have kept it.
    It is undeniable that that is a truly awesome centipede - hope you can manage that somewhat mischievous trio!
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  4. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Oh I am sure it has molter several times as I got it as a tiny cling and is quite large now but yeah, he eats the molts with the isopods.

    Here is how he looks now:


    You can estimate the size from the large adult female S.lateralis it is munching on... Over 15cm for sure.
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  5. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    This one is doing well, munching on a large female Dubia.



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  6. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    Absolutely stunning. I've got a little pling. Caught it molting twice now under the cork bark.
  7. The more I look at these things, the more I wish I had one. They are truly stunning.
  8. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    They look even better in the flesh.
  9. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    There is always a battle for life...

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  10. Chris WT

    Chris WT Arachnosquire

    Amazon has special Hardwickei for sale, safe for children too. Their pedes only feed on batteries depending on how much exercise it gets.

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  11. Still a Chinese 'mint legs' IMO is by far better than S.hardwickei even if they are lovely with their '50 Sci-Fi U.S B-Movies look :-s
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  12. I really can't decide which pede I think is the most attractive. Hardwickei is certainly up there, as is the mint leg Subspinipes. Then there's the cherry red Dehaani and the Malaysian Jewel, not to mention the myriad of attractive Morsitans morphs here in Australia. They're all beautiful in their own ways, and I just can't decide on a favourite.
  13. Venom1080

    Venom1080 Arachnoemperor

    and that is why i would never move to Australia. not willing to give up my collection.
  14. S.hardwickei are great, but they are overpriced, just like the 'mint legs' S.subspinipes. We are talking about WC specimens, at the end. 99% of those are.

    Saw certain crazy prices that cost less, one moment, to buy a ticket airplane and WC those directly by yourself :-s
  15. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    The high reds from Taiwan are also very nice.

    I have just bought a young female cherry red as well, she burrowed right away though and I don't know when I can take some photos.

    The mint legs are cool but I won't pay €250 for a pede.
  16. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I paid £35 for my pling. I'm extremely happy with that price. Yes it's not cheap but it's not bank breakingly expensive either.
  17. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Yeah, captive bred plings are cool. I paid £100 for 4 of these and sold 2 to get my money back completely. 1 died, 1 I raised.
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  18. Yes, for us pedelings aren't so priced. Here in Italy we have the same prices more or less for S.hardwickei, but still the American continent centipedes are quite priced, and here in Europe, a 'mint legs' price is however IMO obscene (even if not even near the U.S average prices) especially when I consider that they WC those with shoeless brats payed with rice or some sort of "Sheik Salad" :-s

    A Pro that can happen is: you buy an adult one, hope for a gravid female (there's always some nice % chances, happened to me with my S.subspinipes) and then you can sold the pedelings, because I have noticed that, unlike for T's where there's pundits, when it comes to centipedes a lot of sellers aren't even aware of the sex, go figure if they know that the pede they are shipping to you is gravid or not :)

    With centipedes is always "sailing on pure sight" ah ah. Not always bad :-s
  19. Najakeeper

    Najakeeper Arachnoprince

    Measured my big one and it is about 20cm. Cool...

    I gotta sex it someday but this drowning thing really scares me.
  20. basin79

    basin79 Arachnoemperor Active Member

    I think the practice is horrendous. I could NEVER do it.
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