What's YOUR largest Scolopendra sp.?

Rick McJimsey

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Just wondering what everyones largest scolopendra sp. was.
Pics would be appreciated!
My largest is probably my S.subspinipes de haani "Mau Chau"
She's pushing 7.5", she's huge!
Next, maybe tying, is my S.subspinipes "Vietnam"
This guy is INSANE! probably about 7" long, super fat and wide.
He is always hungry, eats whole adult dubia.
My third largest is my S.alternans "Puerto Rico"
It's almost 7", it's very fast, and tries to escape alot, but hasn't ever tried to bite. It is buried alot of the time, but I know it eats, from the wings and legs of adult male dubia at the top.

I sure hope somebody shows their 10" S.subspinipes :)rolleyes:)
 

stevetastic

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My S.subspinipes "tiger legs" is about 7.5 (may be a hair longer but gets super aggressive when i put the tape measure in there.)

 
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cjm1991

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Heres one of my De Haani Vietnamese, my larger one. This pic is some months old but shes 8" without terminals or antennae.


Not a scolopendra but with legs its over 12"
 

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Puerto rican giant..No pics with ruler.But he made my 8.5+" dehanni look small,lol.He was easily over 10"


Here's a pic from 2004 when he was around 9"


Will try and get pics of charlie(dehanni) at his current size and with ruler
 

Rick McJimsey

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I guess my estimates were off a bit.
Girth wise, the vietnamese is the largest by far.
PS: My sheets have snowmen on them. I know.


 

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Puerto rican giant..No pics with ruler.But he made my 8.5+" dehanni look small,lol.He was easily over 10"


Here's a pic from 2004 when he was around 9"


Will try and get pics of charlie(dehanni) at his current size and with ruler
:eek: That's a monster! It's going over to say hi to the mouse. Nice to know those big subs are out there!
 

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These are old pics, some people will remember them. This the biggest one I've seen, a Scolopendra heros found here in Austin eating a Sphinx moth. It was a solid 9.5. I have a measuring pic somewhere.


 

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Do you count antenna or the terminal legs in the total size?
 

nissan480

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Yeah,he was impressive.He was the only pede I had that could/would carry a mouse off to his hide,cool thing to see.

LOL,I just realized after seeing that pic so many time's that its a heros heros.I always thought it was a dehanni with odd coloration.but now knowing its a heros,dang that's huge.

None of my heros pede's are even close to that.They are all around 7",and very skinny...except for my two recent edition's.Which by the way are the first pede's I seen wag there terminal's..Also very cool.
 

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well some of my dehaani mau chau are 8 inches but they look pretty small/thin compared to a dehaani from Burma(or areas around) which is 9 inches and very very robust/fat , which again fails in comparison to my gigantea "robusta" which is about 10+ inches and double fat.
 

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I have 2 Scolopendra Subspinipes de haani: Chinese Giant and Vietnam Giant Yellow Leg at ca 20cm.

This is the largest centiped i have: Scolopendra Atlernans (Haiti Giant)
The ruler on the picture is 20cm +
 
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cjm1991

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That S. Heros is rediculous .. gets me everytime I see it. I think my biggest one is around 7" or so.. nowhere near that.
 

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Ill post my Scolopendra Subspinipes ''Red dragon morph'' Everyone Soul-render
I estimate shes over 7 inches :razz:


 

Dillon

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De hanni yellow leg "vietnam" about 7 inches

crappy old camera phone pic
 

Greg Pelka

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Biggest one - Scolopendra cf. galapagoensis (wrongly labeled as a 'robusta') - almost 9" ~22cm BL




Senond one - S. subspinipes dehaani [China] 'striped leg' - 7'' - 18,5cm BL


Biggest Otostigminae - Big momma Ethmostigmus trigonopodus - 6,5'' - 16,5cm BL
 

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well thats easy for me ,. Since i currently only have one. its a S. subspinipes thats about 7"
I have had much better pedes . like S. heros castaniceps. much better looking and get bigger than most folks know...too bad the really big ones are back up in the bedrock where a fat boy like me cant reach them lol
 
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