In the last weeks some new specimen were added to my collection: Rhysida stuhlmanni stuhlmanni and Ethmostigmus rubripes platycephalus!
Rhyisda celeris andina on eggs.
Today, some Cormocephalus ferox and Scolopendra afer from Madagascar arrived. Alipes grandidieri (Tanzania) and Parotostigmus scabricauda on eggs.
Beside all the myriapoda, some Onychophora from New Zealand arrived. Surprisingly, some days after arrival, some young Onychophora were born!! Also new species from Egypt arrived: a dark morph of Scolopendra morsitans and some unidentified Geophilids...
Just back from London, where I visited Dr. Greg Edgecombe in the NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM and handed him out an preserved specimen of Scolopendra subcrustalis. The NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM in London is now one of three Museums worldwide which have a clearly identified and labeled specimen of this new species.
New clutches of Scolopendra alternans (Dom. Rep), mother died; Rhysida immarginata;
mating of Parotostigmus rex;
We will be in Hamm and sale some offsprings and also imported adults! Great variety on species, a lot of rare centipedes and scorpions.
Another Scolopendra hermosa has nymphs while the other S. hermosa has pedelings. On eggs right now are some Scolopendra canidens (white and banded) as well as Parotostigmus scabricauda (again) and Rhysida celeris andina.
All my centipedes moved to my new home right now, where they have an conditioned basement room. Right now I am waiting for some new glass terrarium and also a new shipment from the Philippines.
Dr. Rowland Shelley published a new paper with the revision of the genus Hemiscolopendra. He divided the genus in the one-species containing Hemiscolopendra (H. marginata) and the new genus Akymnopellis including the South American species like the species platei, chilensis and others.
The changes are already done in our Gallery.
Some amazing news: One of the Scolopendra hermosa females has nymphs right now, while the second is on eggs. The Parotostigmus rex hatched and right now I have nearly 40 great looking pedelings.
Also Scolopendra polymorpha and Scolopendra alternans arrived and stay in my collection right now.
Actually on eggs: Parotostigmus rex, Parotostigmus scabricauda, Otostigmus sp. Philippines
Some centipedes from Madagascar arrived. Also a unidentified species from Egypt, maybe a new colour variation of Scolopendra morsitans is in my collection right now.
Just two of the Alipes grandidieri grandidieri plings survived. But I have more than 25 plings of Alipes cf. crotalus. New in my collection are Scolopendra canidens and some more Scolopendra morsitans from Egypt. In the next weeks I move two another place (I bought a house where I have a centipede room) and after that, I go on with my examinations.
The mysterious green centipede from the Philippines has a name right now:
Scolopendra subcrustalis KRONMÜLLER, 2009.
More details and the complete description in the new ARTHROPODA magazine. For some pictures please watch the gallery.
The ZAg Wirbellose e.V. and their scientific magazine "Arthropoda" has a new website including a forum: www.arthropoda-web.de .
Fiveteen Parotostigmus scabricauda pedelings survived and grow up healthy. Right now, they are 30mm. The Alipes cf. crotalus pedelings are still together with the mother. From the Otostigmus astenus pedelings only three survived. Otostigmus politus politus, Rhysida celeris andina and Scolopendra angulata angulata ate their eggs.
Still on eggs are Alipes grandidieri grandidieri (det. Tanzania), Parotostigmus rex, 2 female Alipes cf. crotalus and 2 female Parotostigmus scabricauda.
Our first offspring in 2009 and also the first offspring of Scolopocryptops melanostomus in Germany! Wow!
More then 10 pedelings of Scolopocryptops melanostomus and also Scolopendra subspinipes subspinipes (det. Philippines) are now available at www.futtertiere24.de !