Alipes Grandidieri - flag tail centipede
Size - juvenile - subadult Source - WC Country of origin - Africa Temp- 23-27c Humidity 60-70%
A small centipede growing to 12 cm plus.
A good starter species for new keepers.
This species must be kept damp as high humidity is essential, 70 - 80 % Temperature of 24 - 26 C.
Keep on a substrate mix of topsoil and sand.
Shagnum moss helps retain high humidity, a water dish and cork hides.
When this centipede becomes aggressive it will rustle its modified back terminal legs which have flat pink paddles on them.