- Dec 9, 2016
Scolopendra Gigantea for the sheer fact that it's so large and impressive.Soooo I don't really know any local people who are into these guys, though slowly converting some.
And I always enjoy see people's favorites. Since there is bound to be multiple favs, I will propose something like this;
Currently Hunting for;
Currently out of my budget range;
Absolutely Impossible to keep;
I will go first
I hear Scolopendra Polymorpha come in many color morphs :0Scolopendra Gigantea for the sheer fact that it's so large and impressive.
Scolopendra Polymorpha because it is more within my range of experience and ability to keep properly without escape (HOPEFULLY).
In SoCal they have bluish polymorpha (some stay turquoise to adulthood but remain very small) and also the legendary aztecorum which could be poly, heros, or its own species. Regardless of its taxonomy, it begins life a slate blue-green and when an adult is an ivory white with a black/navy blue/granite green headplate, one of the most impressive North American centipedes.I hear Scolopendra Polymorpha come in many color morphs :0
I see a few on bugsincyberspace, they are unfortunately sold out, that I am really hoping either them or someone on this site will have available because I find blue centipedes neat.
Of course, since they are Native to California I may get a permit to collect some. (and yes, you have to have a permit to catch most species of inverts here uou; )
Last time I went to socal I think I did see the bluish ones, but I was still more skittish about them. I would love to find out is the aztecorums are their own species, as well as own one myself. But they definitely are impressive.In SoCal they have bluish polymorpha (some stay turquoise to adulthood but remain very small) and also the legendary aztecorum which could be poly, heros, or its own species. Regardless of its taxonomy, it begins life a slate blue-green and when an adult is an ivory white with a black/navy blue/granite green headplate, one of the most impressive North American centipedes.
The amount of species with morphs is staggering and to specify each or several of these morphs... Ethmostigmus rubripes becomes Ethmostigmus viricorpus, Ethmostigmus multistriatus.... And E. already has like 40 species! What about the genus Scolopendra? Polymorpha could add 10 new species, subspinipes, at least that many, not to mention dehaani and multidens which have another 5-6 morphs between the two...I'm the opposite. I wonder how many colour morphs are actually different species.
I'm so jealous of Europeans and your pillipedes...I like pill millipedes and already have some Glomeris marginata. I'd like Rhopalomeris carnifex and some of the other Glomeris species, so keeping an eye out for people selling them. Zephronia has some interesting stripey species, which I might try when I'm better set up (I'm having a major push towards keeping things cool next year, with window film and an air conditioner, so hopefully that all works out).
In species native to my area, I'd like to find Ommatoiulus sabulosus. They're small with two bright orange stripes. I just really like stripey critters. http://www.bmig.org.uk/species/Ommatoiulus-sabulosus