What is your dream myriapod?

Euscorpius

Arachnopeon
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(Chilopoda)
The SA giants, hardwickei and mint legs, definitely.
As of now, however, I'm more into native European species, or exotic species that can stand low winter temperatures. Unfortunately I live in a region where even the Italian Scolopendra cingulata is a rare find, and the one I have is a CB pling from the Balkan population. I plan on keeping more of them, and maybe S. polymorpha if I find it at shows.
Also I want so bad a centipede from the Plutoniumidae family. In certain southern parts of Italy we have Plutonium zwierleini, that is like a cingulata with no eyes. We know something around 50 spottings of this species, and they often are dead specimens, so it is unlikely I will ever find one alive. The really thick and short terminal legs of those centipedes are specialised in manipulating prey and dragging it into their burrows.
 

vyadha

Arachnosquire
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I got lucky being so new, i was able to get a white legs and quite a few heros colorforms.
S. hardwickei and the black galap or “black gigantea” are what i want now
 

Pinchednerve

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I got lucky being so new, i was able to get a white legs and quite a few heros colorforms.
S. hardwickei and the black galap or “black gigantea” are what i want now
very nice...sound like a really nice collection
 

mantisfan101

Arachnoprince
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Any big scolopendra or millipede. I’ve yet to keep them and they seem to becoming more common(millipedes at least).
 

Pinchednerve

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I'm still wanting to work with S. Gigantea, I'm just concerned about what cage would be beast and what would be the safest way to provide heat
 

Pinchednerve

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Quite honestly, room temperature will be just fine :)
I have a line on a decently priced S.Gigantea an d the only thing holding me back is that I want to make sure I set it up properly, Ive been keeping an asian centipede for the last 2 months and its doing well. do we keep S Gigantea dryer or more on the moist side? Keeping it room temp dosent prove to be a problem...lol
thank you ~Jack
 

Teds ts and Inverts

Arachnobaron
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I have a line on a decently priced S.Gigantea an d the only thing holding me back is that I want to make sure I set it up properly, Ive been keeping an asian centipede for the last 2 months and its doing well. do we keep S Gigantea dryer or more on the moist side? Keeping it room temp dosent prove to be a problem...lol
thank you ~Jack
Contrary to the common name of “Amazon Giant Centipede”, they are actually from the grasslands of Peru, so they should be kept on the drier side. And since they come from grasslands, they would definitely appreciate some sphagnum moss to rest on.
 
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