Why we all love centipedes...

Tarantula

Arachnobaron
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Hi!

I found this about an hour ago...

Scolopendra heros castaneiceps




The hole is not more than 10mm across...

 

beetleman

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:clap: oh yeah, they are amazing when it comes to escaping{D nice pede!
 

Pogi5

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lol! it really is incredible how good these guys are at escaping.
good thing you caught him/her in the act before anything nasty happened!
 

P. Novak

ArachnoGod
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Some serious escape artists! I wanna know how it got those legs through!
 

Tarantula

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I would also know how it did with the legs. When I removed the lid I hear how she moved then the only thing that was above the hole was the head. Only took a sec to crawl about 6 or 7cm down the hole. Impressive!
 

Arachnomaniak

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Amazing pets to keep as long as an escape proof centipede container can be setup LOL I've had them get out through the top slits/vents of Critter Keepers before!
 

bistrobob85

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'pedes are built a bit like an ice-cream sandwich. Two large rigid plates with smoooooth and creamy inside :). That's surely why we love them :)!!!! I've had my 4'' sc.h.castaneiceps go throught the top of a critter keeper in front of my eyes, they sure are impressing, thanks for the pics!!!!

phil.
 

ragnew

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Curiosity has gotten the best of me, what species of Pede got the munchin'? :confused:
 

Tarantula

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If you read the first post before you reply I have written the species. Scolopendra heros castaneiceps... ;)
 

cricket54

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I have 1 pede I found her southern CA. He is turquoise and young. neshan thinks its a s. polymorpha. I love this guy! Got to see him snag a cricket and so he isn't afraid to eat in front of me. Haven't seen him try to escape yet. He is in one of those long hard beanie baby type cases that my husband had drilled tiny holes for him. Holes don't seem to be wide enough for him to get a good bite of to chew through. I have seen scorpions cutting holes in plastic like that one at a reptile show though.

Sharon
 
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