thanks, you guys!!it's def. NOT a cingulata,
notice the ringfurrow on the 1st tergite,... and the fact cingulata distribution area is stricktly mideterean(North Africa, South Europe) and Middle East.
i'm thinking more towards Sc.polymorpha, but i don't know much about American centipedes so maybe some US members can give a better opinion.
very nice scolopendrid no doubt !
i read that cingulata was supposedly found upon rare occasion in the states.Yes they are agressive... I don't know where you've read that they were rare, seems like they're the only specie from the States that our local importers do import...
i have there is what i call the "giant morph" that comes out of AZ. i have a ruler pic that clearly shows it cracking 6" bodylength while i am holding itoh yeah, it will ive heard they can get to 7" but i haven't seen any. they are great pedes
cooler temperatures + well fed and hydrated = fairly docile...excellent!.how about handling?...are they aggressive?
i had 1 that was about 6" and fat also(f) she passed on not long ago i'm assuming old age had her when she was about 2" in 2005, but i'm not sure on the lifespan on them.
oh wow..they are tiny!Hi Ted, nice pede. I've found that 3.5" is a pretty good sized adult here in Tx for polymorpha. I've seen many over the years and never have seen one that's longer that 4" out there in w tx yet, but I guess they're out there. I have 4 right now and one was taking care of babies when I left. I think it's barely 2 inches long. I've been out of town (still am) and hope everything hasn't shriveled up.
that does look pretty similar..i do think it is a polymorph..They looked pretty cool last time I looked at them. Seemed like they were a little less than half an inch. But I haven't been to my house in several days and I'm kind of afraid stuff will be all dried out. Going back tomorrow though and I'll take a pic of the babies if they're ok. Here's the last pic I took of her with eggs a while back. I can't see the colors on the one you found very well but I'm thinking it looks like this, maybe just a little darker?
looking forward to it!I edited a little right after your reply post. I really don't know about the size thing for sure. Seems like they have the potential to get bigger the further west you go, going by the few things I've read, but I don't really know. Ha, yeah, hope they're not dead! Will for sure post pics if it's they're alive.