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PostSubject: Largest centipede   4/3/2009, 7:57 pm

What is the largest centipede you can get in the North american market?
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PostSubject: Re: Largest centipede   4/4/2009, 1:25 am

Well if you know the right people you can get anything. As it is just go for Scolopendra subspinipes "Vietnamese Giant". Relatively cheap, huge, and is my most active and not hidey pede out of like 5.
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PostSubject: Re: Largest centipede   4/4/2009, 11:33 pm

They're damn near impossible to find, but the largest species in the world is Scolopendra gigantea -- if you search YouTube, you can find a video of one catching a bat out of midair in a cave in Venezuela.

They're more common in the European market and RIDICULOUSLY expensive for a pede -- something like $300 if you can find one.

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PostSubject: Re: Largest centipede   4/5/2009, 7:26 pm

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They're damn near impossible to find, but the largest species in the world is Scolopendra gigantea -- if you search YouTube, you can find a video of one catching a bat out of midair in a cave in Venezuela.

They're more common in the European market and RIDICULOUSLY expensive for a pede -- something like $300 if you can find one.
you mean the amoazonian giant centipede right? Thats what I'm looking for.
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PostSubject: Re: Largest centipede   4/5/2009, 7:45 pm

yep, that's the one.

But I wouldn't pay 300 for any invertibrate.
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PostSubject: Re: Largest centipede   4/5/2009, 8:17 pm

I would I would pay $650 with habitat if I could find it.
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PostSubject: Re: Largest centipede   4/7/2009, 1:23 am

Well you're in Canada so maybe you can get them. I don't know what their import laws are like. S gigantea is still hard to get.

I've paid $300 for my most expensive arachnid, I could see spending that much on a myriapod. Seriously though do you think you have the experience to take care of something that expensive? Not saying they are terribly difficult but it's a lot harder to take care of then a few emps or a rosehair. These things are lightning fast and can climb silicone on the corners of your tanks about as fast. I've also seen mine chew on the plastic lids to get out of KKs.

Whatever you manage to get, don't get bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Largest centipede   4/7/2009, 1:59 am

I owned a large centipede before when I lived on Vancouver Island I caught it in a hostel and named him strut not sure the species but it was about 6 inches and orange/brownish I never got bit and he never escaped I had him in a 5 gallon critter keeper with vermiculite and moss and a rock(I was only 19 then and very inexperienced) He died after about four months I don't know why it coould have been a baby crab I fed him that I caught by the shore he barely even ate that though or he was old in the first place. I'm not too worried about being bit when I do get a giant centipede I have a 100 gallon aquarium for it and beleive me I'm going to do my homework on it before it steps feet in my house.
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PostSubject: Re: Largest centipede   4/7/2009, 11:34 am

A 100-gallon aquarium? That seems a bit overdone -- and like it would be hard to make escape-proof, being so large.

I have a centipede kept in one of these:


It's filled halfway with cocofiber so he can't reach the lid to get a grip and escape, and there's nothing on the sides that he can grip.

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