what would decide the centipede's gender from the egg?

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Arachnoknight
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hey, everyone.. i'm posting a question for today.
its subject is "what would decide the centipede's gender from the egg?"
is there something special for deciding gender from eggs?

as for the reptile, leopard gecko; i know the 90'f rule.
i don't remember correclty. but let me guess.
if 88'f(under 90'f), 100% would be females.
if 92'f(over 90'f), 100% would be males.
if 90'f, about similar percent such as 50%:50% between male and female in probability.
i'm so sorry if i am talking upside down about gender.

so i'm curious for case of the centipede.
pede's gender from the egg is random without any rules? :?
please teach me if you know about it.
-locke
 

Mr. Mordax

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That's an interesting theory to look into, but unfortunately, few entomologists will devote time to studying scolopendras. Most arthropods are only "worth" studying when they have agricultural or social impacts on humans. It would be an interesting, albeit time-consuming, study to do oneself.

I did find an abstract online that talks about captive husbandry of Scolopendra gigantea, but I can't find the paper itself.

It's at this site, and the name of the abstract is "The General Husbandry, Display Techniques & Breeding of the Giant Red Centipede Scolopendra gigantea."
 

Cheshire

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I would say it's close to the standard X-Y chromosome thing that we have.

We need to figure out if centipedes are parthenogenic and how to breed them exactly before we can explore that, though.
 
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