No doubt this video will make your skin crawl - watching a giant centipede (Ethmostigmus rubripes) feel it's way around a hand. This animal has been very gradually acclimatised to some handling, allowing for what you see here!
Video by @planet_scolopendra
Ive had a lot of people ask me about my centipede sexing process so here it is. I forgot to clarify in the video, the extra third blast was to give me enough time to take photos of tarsal areas, the toothplate and the terminal area. I would not have done that otherwise. Unfortunately those photos didnt come out, because im lame AF and havent gotten myself a nice macro lens. Unspecified ethmostigmus with no collection locale. Reportedly exported out of Ghana. (I didnt import it so im hazy on the details) #ethmostigmus#centipedesexing#female#futuremommy#chilopoda#chilopodaofafrica#centipede#instapede#pedestagram