3610, South Africa
Posted Jan 30, 2016
The Megarian Banded Centipede is a mildly venomous species of centipede that I would be very hesitant to recommend as a pet. They are extremely good escape artists and will do anything to escape if they can. I have kept these before and fed them on roaches and crickets. but I really don't find them that interesting or fun to keep. They are very difficult to handle and would rather flee than be held on a stick. I don't like to touch them or hold them and some people seem to get a thrill from putting them on their arms or holding them in the their hands without getting bitten but to me that is just silly and there's no intelligent reason to behave that way. These can make great display animals but human interaction is not necessary normally just an act of bravado.