Can anyone identify this creepy crawly?

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Re: Can anyone identify this creepy crawly?

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I'm not afraid of most insects/arthropods etc. But, I HATE those fuckin' giant centipedes! (they hunt mice and small birds) :shock:
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taabarang wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:47 am
Yeah they're mean all right, meaner than those small brown scorpions, but nothing a good whack from a size 44 flip flop can't handle.
True, if you spot them on time. Have seen quite a lot of guys meeting one in the dark while going to donate some water to a tree, coming back in extreme pain. Vinegar helps, but usually not around on the spot.

These have two nasty long teeth under the head, long enough to penetrate human skin and make you feel seriously bad for while. I've also experienced these do not respond well to poison, the size 44 flip flop is indeed more effective. Also watch out for their offspring. Nasty small buggers, but already equipped with relatively large teeth.
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Re: Can anyone identify this creepy crawly?

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That's a pretty small centipede :)

I've seen them up to about 12 inches in length in Phuket. Can move damn fast as well - had to leap onto a table when one ran across the floor...
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Re: Can anyone identify this creepy crawly?

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'True, if you spot them on time. "

Yep that's why local villagers who sleep on the floor roll up their bedding in the morning and check the mattress and sheets or blankets before retiring
As my old Cajun bait seller used to say, "I opes you luck.
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taabarang wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:36 pm 'True, if you spot them on time. "

Yep that's why local villagers who sleep on the floor roll up their bedding in the morning and check the mattress and sheets or blankets before retiring
That is me too :facepalm:
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... and shake out your boots!
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Just standard procedures when in the bush anywhere.
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taabarang wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:36 pm 'True, if you spot them on time. "

Yep that's why local villagers who sleep on the floor roll up their bedding in the morning and check the mattress and sheets or blankets before retiring
Unless they decide to sleep on railway tracks
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Re: Can anyone identify this creepy crawly?

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"Unless they decide to sleep on railway tracks."

Then they are endangered by a bigger, but slower creepy crawly.
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Re: Can anyone identify this creepy crawly?

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taabarang wrote: Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:28 pm "Unless they decide to sleep on railway tracks."

Then they are endangered by a bigger, but slower creepy crawly.
You forgot fucking noisy one too :D
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