stone centipede

Sample information

Photos by: Malachi S, T Edwards
Collection date 03/23/2021
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Venture High School

The Stone Dwelling centipede has a more circular head that has a number of simple eyes. These are darkly pigmented and when they are numerous, they form a dark patch on each side of their head. Their antennae are quite long, usually at least one-third of the length of the body. Predator to small insects and other smaller arthropods, prey to shrews, toads, badgers, and birds.

Putative identification Arthropoda Myriapoda Chilopoda Lithobiomorpha


Extraction kit DNeasy (Qiagen)
DNA extraction location Whole arthropod
Single or Duplex PCR
Gel electrophoresis system MiniPCR
Buffer TBE
DNA stain GelGreen
Gel images
Protocol notes

We followed the recommended conditions for Wolbachia primers only. We used the standard reagents from MiniPCR.


Wolbachia presence No
Confidence level Medium
Explanation of confidence level

My control wasn’t that bright but it was easy enough to tell.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Lithobiomorpha was found to be negative for Wolbachia.
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