- Jan 23, 2006
between a a. subspinipes and s. heros bites id take the heros any time...its like comparing hitting your thumb with a tiny trim hammer or a sledge hammer
yeah and got tagged when we were buggin together a few weeks ago too on the finger, he said it didnt hurt much and only swelled up a tiny bit. i am sure its bite varies depending on if it chews on you for a while or you let it go and just get a punch mark lolhe has been
i would say that heros are calmer than subspinipes... but ultimately it doesn't matter what the "average" example of the species does... it matters what the one that you want to get is going to do
heros aren't fun to get bit by from all accounts i have read. gala got tagged in the arm and it swelled and pained him for like two days. that is about as bad as "african giant yellowleg" (Eth. trigo?) and Tanzanian Tiger blackhead male (S. morsitans).
subspinipes is worse from what i have read.
honestly though, if you give a centipede a chance to burrow or a really good hide then there is like 0.0001% of it biting you and only slightly larger that it will get out.
basically you have to give it everything it needs or it will try to move on to find what it needs. most of my centipedes just chill. some underground, some above.
oh, and individuals seem to go through phases of being very secretive and very brazen. dunno why.
one day i'm going to have to get bitten by a subspinipes. just so i have the full spectrum covered.
Man, mine would never, ever let me get that close. I guarantee the minute they touched my hand after being in those tongs...theyre not really that hard to handle as long as you use tongs in-cage and stay nice and calm once its out.