Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans

Xingyu

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Works on my desktop but not on my phone. And I'm still pretty convinced this is Scolopendra heros not Scolopendra mutilans. Some stills would help clear this up 😉
Yep, just got on my laptop to see the video, confirmed heros. Not mutilans.
 

Scoly

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Wait were the hind legs black?
Here's a screen grab. Definitely S. heros!

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@Grinxh whoever sold this to you as S.mutilans has no idea what they're talking about! But you should be happy, it grows much larger and is generally deemed a more "valuable" species - except if you're in an area where they are found. Actually, maybe mutilans are really sought after where you live, not sure. But either way, have words with whoever ID'd a North American species as a Chines one :p
 

Xingyu

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Here's a screen grab. Definitely S. heros!

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@Grinxh whoever sold this to you as S.mutilans has no idea what they're talking about! But you should be happy, it grows much larger and is generally deemed a more "valuable" species - except if you're in an area where they are found. Actually, maybe mutilans are really sought after where you live, not sure. But either way, have words with whoever ID'd a North American species as a Chines one :p
Yeah it’s a heros, I saw the video, I think S. mutilans can grow up to 22 but castaneiceps can reach 25, the difference is not too big, but it is generally more common for castaneiceps to grow bigger
 

Grinxh

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Ty guys for that ID I suspected it was not what it was sold as as soon as I rehoused it. Nbd I'm still happy I suppose.
 

Xingyu

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Ty guys for that ID I suspected it was not what it was sold as as soon as I rehoused it. Nbd I'm still happy I suppose.
How much did you get it for and what’s the body length? Just curious if you got a good deal or not
 

Grinxh

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I paid 70 I think. This one is 6.5 inches n honestly not aggressive. Shit it was an impulse buy lol. I'm in Colorado
 

Xingyu

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I paid 70 I think. This one is 6.5 inches n honestly not aggressive. Shit it was an impulse buy lol. I'm in Colorado
Honestly that’s not a bad deal, do you see them in the wild? If not then it’s a great deal, 6inchers are about $150 normally
 

Grinxh

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I have never seen them in the wild in my state nor have I heard of them here... what did u guys looks at to identify this as heros? I'm new to centipedes and am trying to learn everything.
 

Xingyu

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I have never seen them in the wild in my state nor have I heard of them here... what did u guys looks at to identify this as heros? I'm new to centipedes and am trying to learn everything.
You mean like reference picture? They’re all over the internet, but if you curious about characteristics, there’s like a little ring on its neck, and also the hind legs are black, which is different from mutilans (completely red hind legs) also if you look at the sides you’ll find that it is completely black (one of the reasons why this is my favorite heros species), which is different from mutilans as well
 

Grinxh

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Exactly what I was asking ty
You mean like reference picture? They’re all over the internet, but if you curious about characteristics, there’s like a little ring on its neck, and also the hind legs are black, which is different from mutilans (completely red hind legs)
 
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