Tropical Centipede (Scolopocryptops sexspinosus)

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Tropical Centipede (Scolopocryptops sexspinosus)

Post by Daniel D Dye » January 20th, 2013, 5:12 pm

Tropical Centipede Female with Eggs (Scolopocryptops sexspinosus) found near the creek outback under a rotting log.

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Scolopocryptops sexspinosus by Daniel D Dye II, on Flickr

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Scolopocryptops sexspinosus by Daniel D Dye II, on Flickr

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Post by Dalton Lund » January 20th, 2013, 5:47 pm

That's awesome. I've never seen that behavior before, thought I'm not even close to versed in the world of inverts. Great shot.

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Post by BillMcGighan » January 20th, 2013, 6:23 pm

Very very cool
I've never seen one with eggs.

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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » January 21st, 2013, 5:46 am

Daniel, your photographs are an amazement.

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Post by Josh Holbrook » January 21st, 2013, 6:39 am

Those pictures sent a chill up my spine. . .

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Post by dery » January 21st, 2013, 3:11 pm

Never found a cenipede or millipede protecting eggs, or even just the eggs at all.
Adorable.

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Post by Daniel D Dye » January 21st, 2013, 6:37 pm

Thanks for the kind compliments guys!

Here's what they'll look like soon.

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Hatchling Centipedes (Hemiscolopendra) by Daniel D Dye II, on Flickr

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Post by justinm » January 29th, 2013, 1:07 pm

Pretty cool stuff Daniel, you are amazing at spotting all the inverts.

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » February 15th, 2013, 9:04 pm

Unbelievable! I didn't even KNOW they laid eggs.

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Post by Daniel D Dye » February 26th, 2013, 8:27 am

Thanks you all! :)

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Post by AsydaBass » March 27th, 2013, 6:37 pm

Wow, Danny! Those photographs are amazing!

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Post by Daniel D Dye » March 28th, 2013, 2:10 am

Thanks, Don.

I hope to see you in the field this year.

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