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Kansas Centipedes

Discussion in 'Invertebrates General' started by iturnrocks, Mar 20, 2005.

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  1. iturnrocks

    iturnrocks Elite Member

    Here are the 2 species of Scolopendra we find in Kansas.

    S. heros
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    and S. polymorpha
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  2. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Great pictures! We really should post some pics of our centipede (scolopendra Subspinpes) - not quite big enough for food the size in the first pic yet :p but munching on crickets so will be growing big in no time!
     
  3. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Ok here he is... not such a poser - was trying to hide from us taking pics of him :p As I said, not so big that he can eat mice yet, but a gorgeous specimen :)
     

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  4. fuse

    fuse Elite Member

    how long are the lifespan of average giant centipedes???
     
  5. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    I don't know for sure, but I am under the impression that they only have a short lifespan - only a couple of years? Perhaps Brian will know more? :)
     
  6. steel rip

    steel rip Elite Member

    great pics, but I dont much care for centipedes, they give me the eeebiejeebies, lol, stick to my Ts,
     
  7. eper-ani

    eper-ani Elite Member

    The lifespan for the average centipede is....no one knows. Some in the hobby have kept soem in the scolopendra genus from pedeling to death for a little over 10 years. I've had one of mine for almost 4 years now and I bought it when it was already an adult.

    Bitis that doesnt look like a subspinipes but lemme check again...

    Oh and nice pics iturnrocks. I love that heros. I've been looking for one but dealers rarely have them.
     
  8. eper-ani

    eper-ani Elite Member

    Bitis that looks like a Scolopendra Heros. I'm not sure which subspecies of the Heros but it really looks like one of them. Yellow legs, black body, red head--heros markings.

    If you can get close ups of the head, antenna, and a couple more pics of the whole pede, i can double check but im almost sure you own a heros, CONGRATS
     
  9. eper-ani

    eper-ani Elite Member

    Here are some pics of my pedes.

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  10. iturnrocks

    iturnrocks Elite Member

    Here is one of my early animations I did from a photo of a S. heros.

    I was just learning how to use imageready, so the results are not all too amazing.

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  11. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    i like all the colors of everyone's centipedes but i'll just stick to looking at pics. i like that little animation. its cute. :)
     
  12. eper-ani

    eper-ani Elite Member

    Well did I help answer some og your guys' questions?
     
  13. Jay DeMore

    Jay DeMore Elite Member

    I like those little critters, have to add them to my wish list. lol
     
  14. geckoguy14

    geckoguy14 Elite Member

    omg, ever since i saw a centipede go after a juvenille iguana on the discovery channel, i just can't take it. They freak me out! nice looking though.....for a bug. (not really a bug person)
     
  15. fuse

    fuse Elite Member

    same here, prefer scorpions and Ts
    when i was young, i helped out in the garden with mum, and sometimes u get to see these big pedes. and boy, they're real scary
     
  16. Jem_Scout

    Jem_Scout Elite Member

    Those give me the creeps!!!!!
    I can't even stand to see crickets much less something with THAT MANY LEGS!!! :eek:
    You can keep them!~ LOL
     
  17. rbl

    rbl MacGyver in real life

    Best word to describe what I felt after seeing that half eaten pinkie photo =)
     
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