May 24, 2007

Proud Mommy-pede

I think Jade has been making some offerings to a fertility god or two. Not only has one of his scorpions recently reproduced, but check out the proud mommy centipede below!

Jade reports that since this photo the eggs have hatched, leaving the mom with a brood of pede-lings to care for, which she'll do for several months. I just have one question: what about daddy centipede? Dead beat.

Thanks for the photo, Jade.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. Centipedes give me the willies and I love looking at photos of them. This mama's inpressive--let's see pics of the babies!!

Anonymous said...

As far the comments on the previous video go--who put a nickle in that guy's slot? No room to even post another PERTINENT comment there.

Callandrea said...

Oh my ... not another 'pede post! Major case of the willies here!

Arachnophile said...

Awhhhhhh.... Those are some big eggs!

I hope we'll see the behbehs after hatching?

Jade said...

I hate to bring bad news, but she ate the babies before I had a chance to take them from her. :(

Raging Wombat said...

That is a bummer, Jade. Sorry about that.

Arachnophile said...

Awh, I'm sad to hear that Jade.

Obv. the whole nurturing momma thing is trumped by hunger. I hope your next batch is more sucessful (if there is a next).

'Pedes have my undying respect.