- Dec 4, 2013
This is really interesting. I've read up about phosphorous and can only find studies indicating insects grow more slowly if they lack phosphorous, and another measuring the phosphorous content of various arthropods and finding them much higher spiders than insects, and higher in "string flying" insects than weak flying ones.For captive centipedes which we dissecting, other than one which has died from dessication or some obvious woundings, nearly all appeared to have this unusual hemolymphs which leads for us to believe that they are for some reason not possible to digest in captivity.
The English is good (at least for me!)But yes you are right that this is actually not so useful informations, due to I am not sure how possible to replicate microbiome of natural environs, apology but I do not use english properly for speak about science term
It may not necessarily be microbiomes, it could be a specific nutritient too? I wish I had large clutches of "dispensable" centipedes to test these theories by raising them in different conditions and observing the survival rate. Sounds harsh but this is the price to pay for reducing death rates in the future.
I ended up on a search today and added these links to my bookmarks:
Prevention and treatment of digestive tract inflammation in centipede breeding-Featured breeding information network
Centipede breeding prospects-Featured breeding information network
Feeding and management of giant red head centipede-Featured Breeding Information Network
Matters needing attention when raising centipedes in winter-Featured Breeding Information Network
The mating and reproduction of centipede breeding technology-Featured breeding information network
(All article titles are just Google translations)
Same caveats about translations being a bit funny in places, but its good enough to follow. What I found most interesting is the number of pharmaceuticals prescribed to solve specific problems. I'm not sure if these have actually been shown to help.
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