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-Sumatran Giant Purple-

Scolopendra sp. 'Sumatra' 


-This is a large, stunning Chilopod hailing from the tropical forests of Sumatra. It may or may not be a locality variation of Scolopendra subspinipes, it could also be a distinct species or sub-species. More data will be needed to confer this and many other insular centipedes taxonomical status. 


-Tropical forest floor is this centipedes natural habitat. 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.  


-Like many members of genus Scolopendra, these are large centipedes and 6-8" is an average length. 

Sumatran Giant Purple 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. 

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    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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