Can you keep Centipedes with anything?

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    Crusty_Athropods New Member

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    I recently found and caught what i believe is a Giant Australian centipede. i am going to start keeping some ant colonies in terrariums with a natural setup along with native millipedes, wood lice and spring tails to keep the decaying plant growth in check and was wondering if i could do something similar with centipedes?

    here is some images of the centipede.
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    It is about 8.5cm in length
     
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    Not with mice o.o

    Does keeping wild caught animals not apply to centipedes ?

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    That’s graphic lol he’s getting right into it isn’t he


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    Centipedes are a solo act mate. I keep several Aussie pedes alone in their own enclosures. They are the top predator of the invert world.
     
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    Well I will take mice of the list...
    the other night i took this pic of one of my centipedes eating it first mealworm. not quite as large as the one in the original post.
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    I found it quite entertaining watching it feed on the pre-killed mealworm.
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    thank mate thought that would be the case, any ideas on what sort of enclosure set up I should try?
     
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    Bugs + spiders + creepy crawlies in general are not restricted to collect and keep. Even if they were it would be very hard to regulate!

    I saw the biggest Centipede ever while I was collecting pillbugs. Didn’t have anything good to catch it with so unfortunately couldn’t catch it! Maybe I’ll go out looking for it again. Definitely curious to see how they’re kept.

    I’ve heard they’re master escape artists and very difficult to keep contained.
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    https://www.aussiepythons.com/forum/threads/enclosure-for-giant-centipede.65615/

    An old thread on Centipedes
     
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    Obviously any invertebrates legally able to be used as food are a good start. While I would not recommend it, as a young child I knew of a centipede living with a larger snake without any problems. I have had heaps of them crawl over me, while it is more creepy that I would like especially when it wakes you up, never been bitten, yet lol

    The idea of creating little ecosystems has always been far more interesting to me since before I can remember. I would just give it a go and you will learn all sorts of things and as long as you don't have an intimate relationship with your centipede you can always just get another one and try again.


    They are probably pushing this sort of authoritarian nonsense through in Qld at the moment.

    Pretty sure a giant squid would win that fight, unless it was in a desert.
     
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    these videos are quite interesting, while cruel, its cool to see how the red bellies work (take out the red bellies and i guess u wouldnt have problems)
     
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    Man that is a very small centipede... judging by the size of it compared to the spider... and the dude's feeding tongs. I keep several Red backs and they are tiny, the females aren't much bigger than a 5c coin. I keep several green-phase Ethmostigmus rubripes the largest species of centipede in Australasia (up to 20cm) and a red back wouldn't handle a decent sized pede like an adult rubripes.
     

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