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deserthairyscorpion1
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PostSubject: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/20/2013, 7:47 pm

Problem with centipede? Img_2012My new wild caught Scolopendra Polymorpha was eating a cricket. While observing the pede, I noticed that half of one of the centipede's antenna was chopped in half. will this cause feeding problems??
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PostSubject: Re: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/20/2013, 8:42 pm

No, don't worry about it...it should regenerate completely within a couple molts.

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PostSubject: Re: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/20/2013, 10:00 pm

Well that's good. The pede is 4 inches. Will it still molt?
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PostSubject: Re: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/20/2013, 10:04 pm

Yes it will still molt depending on how long it lives. Centipedes, unlike scorpions, have no terminal or final molt, they continue to molt throughout their entire lives.

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PostSubject: Re: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/20/2013, 10:34 pm

i had a large (and very scary) de haani with part of its antenna missing and it was fine Smile

(i don't know why i chose that as my first pede)
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PostSubject: Re: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/21/2013, 12:22 am

Is there any way to sex centipedes?
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PostSubject: Re: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/21/2013, 12:25 am

this may help: http://www.arachnofreaks.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1058
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PostSubject: Re: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/21/2013, 10:09 am

my mom catches a lot of these in our bathroom then sells them off our local buy&sell site lol
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PostSubject: Re: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/22/2013, 1:20 am

deserthairyscorpion1 wrote:
Is there any way to sex centipedes?
That depends, how many times are you willing to get bit? Evil or Very Mad

Unfortunately, it's very difficult to sex centipedes while they are alive. Really the easiest way to do it is to buy a gravid one, in which case it's rumored that not too many of those are males. Wink

There's no easy way to do it unless you're willing to semi-drown, freeze, of gas your pede to "unconsciousness" or put two random pedes together and see what happens.

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PostSubject: Re: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/22/2013, 2:02 pm

bjaeger wrote:
i had a large (and very scary) de haani with part of its antenna missing and it was fine Smile

(i don't know why i chose that as my first pede)
 Unbelievably vicious critters! They look great though, especially the S.Hardwickei. The head and antenna armor make them look like "Predator".
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PostSubject: Re: Problem with centipede?   Problem with centipede? Empty6/22/2013, 7:59 pm

dakuan wrote:
bjaeger wrote:
i had a large (and very scary) de haani with part of its antenna missing and it was fine Smile

(i don't know why i chose that as my first pede)
 Unbelievably vicious critters! They look great though, especially the S.Hardwickei. The head and antenna armor make them look like "Predator".
yes! they are vicious and they do look completely awesome. they are so quick. my eyes couldn't even track the movement of the pede swaying from side-to-side. i tend to handle pretty much any invert i get, but that de haani was an exception. it scared the hell out of me affraid

next time i may start out with a less venomous species.
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