Yeah, thats what i heard, but it's also meant to be an artifact of living in captivity. Apparently it is common to find cast off centipede skins in the wild, making me think that i wasn't goiing to do any harm to my pede by taking it away. Interestingly, it didn't fully start to eat until about 2 weeks after the molt. Maybe taking the skin away increased the time period needed to recover after a molt, as it is usually about 1 week before my pedes start feeding again. I don't think i'll be doing it again, but at the time it seemed too good an opportunity to miss, as it wasn't actually feeding on the skin when i found it immediately after it finished molting.
Anyway, here's a couple of pics of the very dry and fragile exoskeleton. Its amazing how a 8inch+ pede produces and exoskeleton that shrinks down so small.