CLOSED: ID this little thing (insect)
House centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scutigera_coleoptrata
They will eat just about any arthropod (insect, spider, other centipedes, etc.) that they can overpower.
I found him dead in a bottle lid (where it was a small quantity of water). Did he committ suicide? Or had an accident? I also put there a spider that was relatively smaller than the centipede, but he wouldn't eat it.
The spider as well was dead in the bottle lid few days before.
Water should be given to insects in a small, shallow dish with pebbles added to this dish. It keeps the insects from drowning. Insects
breathe through their legs.
Read the part on the thorax, near bottom of that paragraph: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/ythfacts/4h/unit1/labgrass.htm
This message was edited Dec 25, 2012 7:16 AM