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PostSubject: Need Help Setting Up Enclosure For Two Centipedes ...   1/12/2014, 3:22 pm

hello,

I have two centipedes coming Tuesday from ken and I did my own research but im not sure if googles information is correct

1) Rhysida longipes - im getting one that's 2 inches and I read that they only grow to about 3 or 3.5 inches. so im using a deli container.

but what humidity do these guys prefer ? should I keep the dirt moist ?

also how often do I feed it. im going to give it small crickets.

when it is an adult size I will move it to a 2.5 gallon tank.

2) Scolopendra Polymorpha - im getting one of these that is 3-4 inches and they grow to 6 inches

I read that I should keep this one dry ? is that correct ? ill just have a water dish in there

and im putting thisone in a ten gallon tank

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PostSubject: Re: Need Help Setting Up Enclosure For Two Centipedes ...   1/12/2014, 5:43 pm

For the Rhysida longipes:
1.The humidity can be kept at about 70-80%. Yes, the dirt should be kept moist(but not too moist).
2.Feed it about 1-2 crickets every week.
For the Scolopendra Polymorpha:
I don't keep mine dry. I made this mistake, and it would not eat, even with a water dish. They start to act VERY sluggish. The dirt should be kept damp on one side, and dry(but note bone dry, a little damp) on the other.
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help Setting Up Enclosure For Two Centipedes ...   1/12/2014, 8:31 pm

okay thanks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help Setting Up Enclosure For Two Centipedes ...   1/13/2014, 12:35 pm

deserthairyscorpion1 wrote:
For the Rhysida longipes:
1.The humidity can be kept at about 70-80%. Yes, the dirt should be kept moist(but not too moist).
2.Feed it about 1-2 crickets every week.
For the Scolopendra Polymorpha:
I don't keep mine dry. I made this mistake, and it would not eat, even with a water dish. They start to act VERY sluggish. The dirt should be kept damp on one side, and dry(but note bone dry, a little damp) on the other.


Seconded for scolopendra. Half dry half damp with a water dish in the dry area and a hide on the damp area.
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help Setting Up Enclosure For Two Centipedes ...   1/15/2014, 1:50 am

hey, ken said that the longipes is medium venom, but which centipede is worse to get bit by ? I need to know this.

here is some pics

they have already dug down into the dirt, im just worried if they will be okay underground and if they will come up to eat, well the polymorpha dug a tunnel and came up to eat, but after the longipes dug in, it didn't come back up yet so im a little worried about it

they should have a water dish rite ? I mean the polymorpha should rite? cuase I cant give the longipes a water dish cuase its in a deli container

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PostSubject: Re: Need Help Setting Up Enclosure For Two Centipedes ...   1/15/2014, 6:15 pm

hey

as far as handling goes

do u guys recommend handleing or will they bite me ?

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PostSubject: Re: Need Help Setting Up Enclosure For Two Centipedes ...   1/16/2014, 3:35 am


No one in their right mind would ever handle a centipede. I'd rather let my obt climb up my arm
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help Setting Up Enclosure For Two Centipedes ...   1/16/2014, 6:27 am

my obt got loose once cuase I tried to hold it and long story but after I finally caught it with my bare hands it ran all over my upper body before I got it back into its cage lo
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help Setting Up Enclosure For Two Centipedes ...   1/18/2014, 8:15 pm

do u guys think the centipede will bite me if I hold it ?

I mean I seen the one is pretty fast and when I touched the end of its butt it freaked out


im having urges to hold one
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PostSubject: Re: Need Help Setting Up Enclosure For Two Centipedes ...   1/20/2014, 10:25 am

I don't think handling is a very god idea. Centipedes are VERY unpredictable.
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