Forceps Centipede

*1 inch specimen is missing little tip of one antenna. This should regenerate to normality through the next molt.


Theatops species are referred to as Forceps Centipedes at Joseph DeSisto's Blog. They are red-orange in coloration and may reach as much as 2 inches but I've not necessarily seen a full-grown specimen. The most interesting aspect about them is their terminal legs. These are short and thick and terminate in a distinct point. This point probably serves both defensive and offensive purposes, but it is a morphologically unique detail among the centipedes seen in the hobby.

These are venomous but not considered more painful than a bee sting (usually far less painful).

Available at around 1+ inches. 

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