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Old 13-12-2019, 03:44 PM
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Had a mad moment and rehomed a centipede from the pet shop. It was surrendered to them so it came in the enclosure it's been living in.
It is a S.dehani, I am aware of how dangerous, fast, nasty and Houdini like they are.
I felt sorry for it to be honest. Looking at the comments and thinking it's going to be stuck in a rubbish set up as a status thing.
So yeah.
Pics of it's current set up are attached. I've damped it down and filled the tiny water bowl as a temporary measure (I'm still at work) and it's already trying to dig after drinking.

I've optimistically called it Angel.
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Old 13-12-2019, 03:47 PM
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Omg you sound as mad as me! I always feel sorry for things and rehome them My partners the same the amount of reptiles we’ve taken on to help and rehome is ridiculous!
I must say that he/she is awesome though, they’re fun to watch, m friend used to own them! My partners recent thing was a baby tarantula! And I don’t like spiders. Just about accepted our jumping spider!


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Old 13-12-2019, 03:54 PM
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They're fantastic. I have a couple.

In attitude they make my cobra's seem like corn snakes
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Old 13-12-2019, 03:55 PM
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I've always found them beautiful but swore I'd never have one. Hmmm.....

I have plenty of tarantulas and used to keep snakes and lizards. But centipedes were my hard limit.

So yeah I'm not very bright.
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I can appreciate how awesome they look and from a distance I find them amazing but they still freak me right out and I'd never own one

Congrats though!
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I can appreciate how awesome they look and from a distance I find them amazing but they still freak me right out and I'd never own one

Congrats though!
Ha! I said that too
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I have a cb baby Scolopendra mutilans. It's growing well and feeding brilliantly. If I'm successful with this one I may well get a few more, if I can find unusual, different species.
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The first time you see your pede meticulously groom themselves you'll wonder why you didn't get 1 sooner.
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The first time you see your pede meticulously groom themselves you'll wonder why you didn't get 1 sooner.
Mine hides itself away all the time (and is to y so hard to see in its moss pile and clumps of cork bark!) although it's doubled in size since it arrived. I expect that once it's a decent size then it will be out more so I can see this happening.
I'm so glad I took the plunge and got one.
They are amazing creatures! I will definitely be adding others to the collection. Just saw a weird feathered centipede being offered by TSS.
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Mine hides itself away all the time (and is to y so hard to see in its moss pile and clumps of cork bark!) although it's doubled in size since it arrived. I expect that once it's a decent size then it will be out more so I can see this happening.
I'm so glad I took the plunge and got one.
They are amazing creatures! I will definitely be adding others to the collection. Just saw a weird feathered centipede being offered by TSS.
To be honest they're very secretive even as adults if they're given hides and enough substrate. The best time to see them apart from feeding time is at night.
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