- Sep 12, 2002
I'm very familiar with stone centipedes. I've commonly encountered stone centipedes that stow away on wood and leaves and have had them reproduce a number of times. When they've bred there's normally just 20-40 young and often they hatch around the same time. Recently a few of my native millipede habitats have become overrun with stone centipedes that keep hatching and hatching and hatching, probably close to a thousand at this point. The strange part is there are no adults and no new items have been introduced to the substrate in a year or so. The eggs seem to just keep coming from nowhere. If I were reading someone else's post I'd imagine there were adults they didn't notice but there's no place they could be.