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Sexing Scutigeromorpha

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by kermitdsk, May 16, 2019.

  1. kermitdsk

    kermitdsk Arachnosquire

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    Because there was a question how to sexing Scutigeromorpha, I decided to explain it in this thread on the example of Thereuopoda longicornis.

    Scutigeromorpha have a sexual dimorphism, so it's really easy for anyone to see which sex the Scutigeromorpha has, without any equipment.

    0.1 Thereuopoda longicornis
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    Females, unlike the males, have an elongated genital organ, it looks like an aditional smal body segment. Furthermore females have two gonopos, which look like tongs.

    1.0 Thereuopoda longicornis
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    Males don't have this aditional body segment. There genital organ looks shorter and they have four straight (not like tongs) gonopods.

    That's it! I hope this helps everybody who is interessted in these pedes ;)
     
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  2. I'm not a huge centipede person, but I find these guys so cool
     
  3. Euscorpius

    Euscorpius Arachnopeon

    It also works for stone centipedes (Lithobiomorpha). Here in Friuli we have a "big" species of Eupolybothrus that grows up to 5 - 6 cm / 2" BL, they are pretty easy to sex.
     
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