Australian Giant Centipede “Cairns Green” (Ethmostigmus rubripes)
The Australian Giant Centipede is the largest species of centipede in Australia. Adults are usually between 120-150mm in length, with some individuals reaching 200mm. This species is found Australia wide in a range of habitats from rainforest to desert. Coming from such a variety of habitats, they exhibit stunning diversity, coming in many different colour morphs ranging from green to dark blue. They have a life span that averages around 10 years.
The Cairns green locale comes primarily from dense tropical rainforest from around the Cairns region. They do not grow as large as other locales, growing to around 130mm. However, they make up for this with their spectacular dark green colouration.
- Mildly venomous, can inflict a painful bite
- Feeds on live insects, crickets are reccomended
- Requires moist substrate to dwell in
- Cannot climb smooth surfaces
- Listed sizes are approximate