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centipede id request


Best Answer Connectimyrmex , February 8 2018 - 4:56 PM

Yep, he's a geophilid. The pic works now.

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#1 Offline NikolaBale - Posted February 8 2018 - 9:29 AM

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Hey guys so it finally got a little warmer  where i live (which is Montenegro Pg) so i grabbed a couple of containers and headed out and i wanted to see what i can find , a few days back i saw a messor worker so i figured maybe other creatures might be waking up too and so they have i stumbled upon a quite a large centipede today maybe around 25cm rly slim long and shiny with a  red line stretching the whole length of its body so i caught it for educational purposes 

(she was half way under brick btw)

 

https://imgur.com/a/NV17l

 

I'm interested in the sp and some information about it like conditions to keep as a pet and anything else. Thnx a lot to anyone!


Edited by NikolaBale, February 8 2018 - 9:29 AM.


#2 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted February 8 2018 - 9:49 AM

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I can't get to the pic for some reason, but I'm pretty sure from your description that it is a Geophilid. They can eat small insects (fruit flies, termites) and occasionally the slightly larger ones (crickets, small beetles, etc).


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#3 Online T.C. - Posted February 8 2018 - 10:03 AM

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There are 3,150 species worldwide, and with most of us (Likely all of us)  knowing very little about centipedes at all, giving you an accurate ID would be very difficult. :(


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#4 Offline kellakk - Posted February 8 2018 - 11:16 AM

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I agree, it looks like a geophilomorph (soil centipede). That's as far as I can go, though.  They can eat any animal smaller than itself that you find in soil.


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#5 Offline NikolaBale - Posted February 8 2018 - 3:31 PM

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There are 3,150 species worldwide, and with most of us (Likely all of us) knowing very little about centipedes at all, giving you an accurate ID would be very difficult. :(

That's ok it wasn't that important anyway 😃

#6 Offline NikolaBale - Posted February 8 2018 - 3:34 PM

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I agree, it looks like a geophilomorph (soil centipede). That's as far as I can go, though. They can eat any animal smaller than itself that you find in soil.

Could be most likely.I thought it was a soil centipede too the structure and proportion of of lenght and thickness identical tho the red line i could not find on any other 😔

Edited by NikolaBale, February 8 2018 - 3:35 PM.


#7 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted February 8 2018 - 4:56 PM   Best Answer

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Yep, he's a geophilid. The pic works now.


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Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#8 Offline NikolaBale - Posted February 9 2018 - 5:36 AM

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Yep, he's a geophilid. The pic works 

Thnx man 






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