I caught a centipede last year in my house and I decided to rear it, since I like weird stuffs. Haha.
And it is a female. How do I know? Well, a few months back (few weeks after I caught it), I thought it was dead because it never came out from the soil for weeks and the foods I gave were not eaten. So I decided to dig the soil and see what was happening inside. Half way digging, I saw some tiny white centipedes crawled out from the soil and I quickly stopped digging to avoid hurting anyone of them. Then I started googling about this unusual event and found out that the mother centipede tends to wrap around the eggs for weeks until they are hatched. So this is how I know that it is a female centipede.
Can you see the baby centipede?
Wondering how it can get pregnant and laid so many eggs even though it was in the container all alone for so many weeks? Erm, I'm not sure about this. Maybe "something" happened before I caught it? Haha. Anyway, there were more than 10 babies but I guess all off them were dead by now because I didn't feed them for about 3 weeks. Haha. Fortunately, the mother is still alive.
Time to eat!
(Caught in action for the 1st time, usually it will come out at night when I'm asleep)