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PostSubject: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 7:23 pm

Was messing around in the garden today and stumbled upon this guy. Its almost 6" long. Any ideas what kind he is? Im thinking its Scolopendra Polymorpha. Thanks in advance! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 7:42 pm

That's what it looks like. You're in the right place for it too.
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PostSubject: Re: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 8:23 pm

Woo! I wonder if this would make a good pet. I have it in my outside tank right now just hanging out. Chin Scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 8:33 pm

It will make an excellent pet friend! Excellent find, I'm jealous.
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PostSubject: Re: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 8:35 pm

Here is a link to an excellent care sheet for you just in case you need it.
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PostSubject: Re: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 9:12 pm

I think i need to grab another tank tomorrow, i got enough supplies for the substrate from that care sheet. My collection is growing haha Razz
Thanks Street! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 9:36 pm

any idea on what size of a tank or critter cage would be a good size for it? I have a really tiny critter cage right now that I moved it to. would a 5.5 gal be okay?
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PostSubject: Re: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 10:08 pm

Yeah that should be fine I think. Make sure the lid is secure!
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PostSubject: Re: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 10:10 pm

Okay i will give that a shot then. yeah im gonna pick me up one of the zilla ones that have the latch on it with the groove sliding lids. really dont want this thing to bite me lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 10:28 pm

For sure, and as I'm sure you've noticed, they are quite fast.
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PostSubject: Re: Scolopendra Polymorpha? Help ID!   9/5/2011, 10:48 pm

Oh indeed, it is very quick took me 3 goes to get him into the lil critter cage. It would just run in and then turn around and zoomed out.
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