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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

    and S. polymorpha
  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 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.

  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.

  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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