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Scolopendra metuenda

Solomon Island Centipede

Scientific Name: Scolopendra metuenda

Best substrate for a Solomon Island Centipede Scolopendra metuenda ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Solomon Island Centipede Bedding


The Solomon Island Centipede (Scolopendra metuenda) is indeed an impressive species known for its size and predatory behavior. Growing up to 18 to 25 cm (7 to 10 inches) in length, making it a formidable predator in its natural habitat. Due to its size and aggressiveness, it is not recommended for beginners in centipede handling. 

These centipedes are known for their ferocity and hunting prowess. There have been documented instances of them attacking and feeding on small vertebrates, including juvenile snakes, highlighting their predatory nature. Their venomous bite, while not usually life-threatening, can cause significant pain and discomfort to humans. This, combined with their size and defensive behavior, underscores the importance of caution and experience when handling or keeping them in captivity. Understanding their natural behaviors and providing a suitable environment are crucial for their well-being in captivity.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by solomon island centipede lovers, for solomon island centipede lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect solomon island centipede bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate solomon island centipede bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

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Common Solomon Island Centipede Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your solomon island centipede by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your solomon island centipede.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your solomon island centipede.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your solomon island centipede. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your solomon island centipede.