How To Care For Centipede ?

How To Care For Centipede ?

Although they are famously referred to as creatures that move around with hundred legs, not all centipedes have a perfect hundred. A few have lesser while others have more than a hundred legs. These invertebrates have a complex method of locomotion. Their movements can amaze wild life enthusiasts.

A couple of poison caws are situated behind a centipede’s head. It does not sting but it can inject venom in to its prey. It is not very dangerous for humans but precaution and care is necessary. If handled in an appropriate manner, they can turn out to be amusing pets. Of, course, you do not want them to explore your house and belongings so placing them in suitable centipede pet boxes is a must.

You can use a plastic bottle for this purpose. There should not be any openings lest the little invertebrate escapes out. You can also use terrariums. An increased floor space will make the centipede happy. If you have found smaller centipedes, a 10-gallon terrarium would suffice. Larger ones will require 20 gallons terrariums. Place a rich layer of sand and peat moss mixed in equal quantities on the pet boxes floor to create a dry arid environment. Use a stick or a paintbrush to lift the centipede gently off the surface. Transfer it into the container. Using gloves for this purpose is advisable. Tightly cap the container. Perforate the walls to allow ventilation. Centipedes love to munch on wooden barks, cork barks, etc. so place a large piece along with dried leaves inside the pet box. Place roaches and crickets occasionally. You can also feed them with grasshoppers, worms and moths.

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