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-Feather-tail Centipede-

Alipes multicostis 


-This unique species of Chilopod are found in West Africa, with most of the specimens in the hobby originating in Cameroon. They may occasionally be miss-labeled as Alipes grandidieri, which is a very similar centipede  from East Africa. The common name refers to the pair of wide 'paddle' shaped structures on their terminal legs. These structures can produce a soft hissing sund utilizing stridulation, and may perform other functions as well. 


-These animals are mostly found in tropical woodland, but are very accepting of just about any habitat so long as the temperature and humidity allow metabolic activity and prevent dehydration. They are common in human disturbed and even urban environments. Humidity, balanced with good air flow is a must, avoid a wet swampy enclosure. You want well drained, deep substrate, with lots of leaf litter, or flat pieces of wood to allow natural burrowing and reclusive behavior. Centipedes are nocturnal and highly sensitive to light and vibrations.


-Genus Alipes stay fairly small for family Scolopendridae, most speciemens measure 3-4" in length. 

Feather-tail Centipede

  • All sizes are approximations, as these are living creatures some variables will occur. Measurement for centipedes and millipedes is total length, from head to terminal body/leg segment. 

  • All live orders are shipped via FedEx priority overnight. All animals are guaranteed to arrive alive and in good health. For residential or business deliveries you are required to receive the package at first delivery attempt. For orders held for pick-up at shipping centers, you are required to claim the package by end of day. Otherwise the Live arrival guarantee is voided.

    In the event of a DOA I request photographic documentation of such, and notification within an hour of receiving the package. A refund of the animals purchase price will be issued or a replacement specimen scheduled for shipping. No refund of shipping costs is available. 

    Orders will be shipped in insulated shipping containers and when appropriate, will be shipped with either heating or cooling packs. 

    If you wish to combine live orders and merchandise in a single package please contact us via email to work out details regarding your order and the safest method to accomplish such. 

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