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Scolopendra viridis max size?

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by hecklad, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. hecklad

    hecklad Arachnosquire Active Member

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    I'm back with another size question. I've seen a lot of people say they only get to 3 inches but then I have seen some say they can reach 4 or 5 inches. I'm interested in getting one as they're quite pretty but I don't really want to pay what is being charged if they stay miniscule.
     
  2. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    3 inches is the about maximum. I’ve never seen 4-5 inch ones. My female laid eggs at 2.5 inches.
     
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  3. hecklad

    hecklad Arachnosquire Active Member

    Do they get thick at all? Like more so than say H marginata or about the same?
     
  4. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    Not really. They are pretty lanky.
     
  5. hecklad

    hecklad Arachnosquire Active Member

    Dang. So what are your thoughts on getting one, is it worth it?
     
  6. NYAN

    NYAN Arachnoking Active Member

    CA
    It’s up to you. I find them a lot when I go to expos or turning rocks over in NM. I wouldn’t pay shipping for just them unless you’re getting something already.
     
  7. hecklad

    hecklad Arachnosquire Active Member

    I'll probably just wait until the next time I can go to Florida and look around. Have you tried keeping them communally at all?
     
  8. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince

    S viridis are a great species to keep.
     
  9. hecklad

    hecklad Arachnosquire Active Member

    Are they surface active at all?
     
  10. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince

    Yes.
     
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  11. hecklad

    hecklad Arachnosquire Active Member

  12. Kurtwalthers

    Kurtwalthers Arachnopeon Arachnosupporter

    Must have done that on accident, sorry haha
     
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